Motley says: “Planning Poker? I bet my estimates are better than yours!”

Summary     Motley: Wideband Delphi is overkill for smaller tasks. I would never invite a bunch of people to an estimation session to estimate a 20 hour task.   Maven: Planning Poker is a lighter variant of Wideband Delphi that provides similar benefits to Wideband Delphi but more efficiently. ______________________________   [Context:  Maven and…

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Point for Maven - Wideband Delphi Estimation works!

Summary   Motley:  I admit it – Wideband Delphi works! It helped us generate fairly accurate estimates for longer-term planning and the documentation of our assumptions kept everyone on the same page and provided rationale for our numbers.   Maven: Um, what Motley said. ______________________________   [Context: For the past few months, Motley and his…

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Motley says: "Individual gut-feel estimation is the only way to estimate"

Summary   Motley:  Estimation is always inaccurate. Individual gut-feel estimation is the only way to go.   Maven: Wideband Delphi is a valuable estimation technique that can immediately improve your accuracy. ______________________________   [Context:  Motley is about to estimate the amount of effort to develop a new feature and is reflecting on the difficulty of…

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