Over the last year or so software development estimates have become a popular topic. The popularity stems from the inherent fact that estimating software development is difficult. Some people are writing about ways to improve your estimates while others are writing about how to manage software development without estimates. Those writing about how to manage software development without estimates have coined the phrase “no estimates.” There is even a lively discussion on Twitter using the hashtag #noestimates.
My experience agrees with everyone that estimating software development is difficult and that maybe, there are better approaches we can take. So as I run across information related to this topic I share it on this blog.
The first thing I would like to share is an Agile Lean Europe Google Hangout recording where Vasco Duarte leads a discussion on the “no estimate” approach: