Friday, August 23, 2019

My favorite Estimates and NoEstimates exchange so far.


From my point of view and involvement with #NoEstimates we consider the things where the price is unknowable and the desire to know the price interferes with our ability to make good decisions.
9:33 AM · Aug 23, 2019Twitter for iPhone


Likewise, how much will you pay for electricity in the house you live in, all totaled up? Or my earlier grocery example. You don't consider those "buying a lifetime's supply" purchases, because they're ongoing maintenance costs. Hmmmmm........
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The benefits of the food or the electricity Is available in tiny chunks, so to speak. The perception of a software project is that it brings no value until it is done. This is of course the whole point. Let’s re-imagine how software development is done.
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This is the first calm, rational metaphor I’ve heard that starts to make sense for me. Most #noestimate folks just get angry and insulting. Thank you for the clarity!

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