The NoEstimates movement

According to the Hofstadter's Law, [software development] always takes longer than you expect, even when you take into account Hofstadter's Law. We can all relate to this statement but we still continue giving estimates to our customers.  But is it realistic to start working on a software project without actually giving an estimate to our clients? In this talk, we will go through the fundamentals of the #NoEstimates movement and see how it's possible to manage our customer expectations without giving them an initial estimate.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

The talk will see what are the current problems with the current estimates paradigm.  Then we will see how we can rethink the estimates in an agile context.  Finally, we will see how the #NoEstimates movement can help you fix some of those problems.

Learning Outcome

At the end of this talk, the attendees, if not convinced, should at least now know what is the #NoEstimates movement and how it can be applied in their day to day business.

Target Audience

Project Managers, Sales

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