Missing the point about Backlog Item EstimationChris Li
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The energy teams that spend performing some sort of estimation exercise among themselves can often burn them out, put them at odds, and not foster any sort of collaboration. Even worse, when a team is looking to take on some work and someone not a part of the team gives them the estimates rather than creating them as a team. These sorts of challenges are present on many teams who wish to work in an incremental fashion and can have a seriously negative impact on productivity and team morale.
In this workshop participants will visit some of the typical scenarios encountered with respect to estimating backlog items, a challenge that many teams encounter on a regular basis. Attendees will revisit what a backlog item represents as well as basic concepts and reasoning behind estimation. They will then look at four specific pitfalls that make up a tumultuous cycle around how estimates can be misunderstood, miscalculated, misinterpreted and as a result misused.
Participants will perform exercises where they identify and share their challenges around estimation and learn a lightweight, fun and interactive approach to backlog item - level estimation that simplifies the approach and focuses on the conversation. For those looking for an alternative way to visualize these conversations, stop by this workshop to pick up a lightweight technique to bring back to your teams.