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Law of Estimates

The further away you are from the process that created them, the more you’re likely to be dissatisfied by them.

2 Comments

  1. Wow, didn’t nobody commented on this? I would compliment you by the post, if I wasn’t too shy.

  2. Perfect!
    I usually criticise what I call the “Big Up-Front Estimate” sessions that I see when sometimes people try to break down features into stories and estimate them for the next 6 months or 1 year… Your law really expresses my thoughts Pat.
    What I usually recommend is to only break down features into stories for the next 1 month or 2. We can still have some planning for the next months or year, but at a “feature” level, instead of at a “story” level. And we can still estimate the “features”.

    Cheers mate,

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