How long is a piece of string: The key to solving the conundrum of software estimation.
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Inspirational • October 2020
How long is a piece of string: The key to solving the conundrum of software estimation.
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How long is a piece of string: The key to solving the conundrum of software estimation.
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We’ve probably all been asked to come up with a set of software estimates for a project with very little detail, very little time to do it and plenty of quizzical looks when it’s given. Writing software is very rarely like painting a room, where a person can reasonably give an estimate to the nearest day.
Between tech debt, lack of useful documentation and a new requirement never done before, it is very hard for a software team and the lead developer to come up with what the business often wants – an accurate estimate! (if such a thing were possible).
So, what is the solution? Storypointing,

Language
English
Level
Intermediate
Length
33 minutes
Type
online conference
About the speaker
About the speaker
Jonathan Rigby
DirectorExpedia
Jonathan is an experienced manager of a number of teams at Expedia. A former developer who moved into a Tech Lead role about 10 years ago, he has a wide range of experience of managing a variety of teams both onshore and offshore, across a number of industries. He is a Chartered Member of the Chartered Management Institute and a strong advocate of employee engagement initiatives. He recently pioneered and runs the Hotels.com Engineering Leadership Program (HELP). In his spare time, he is a keen Open Water Swimmer and competes in an occasional triathlon.
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Language
English
Level
Intermediate
Length
33 minutes
Type
online conference