Estimates and other lies
Whatever language or framework your team prefers to develop with there is no escaping requests for estimates. Estimates are needed for planning, budgeting and prioritization.
However there is a problem - our estimates tend to be wrong and sometimes very wrong indeed..
Which leads us to the obvious question: Why are we building plans on something that's probably incorrect?
In this session we'll look at why we are so bad at estimating and alternative approaches.
Outline/Structure of the Talk
Introduction to estimates
Why developers hate estimates
Alternatives to estimates
Understand both the need for and issues with estimates
Look at alternative approaches
Prerequisites for Attendees