As I mentioned before there is a “concept” or “movement” called #NoEstimates. I’ll reduce it to Time Boxing without scope; you work for a specified amount of time, which implies a cost, and deliver what you deliver. Typically you estimates the various deliverables and package them in time boxes. I cannot get someone to tell me who on the client side accepts or would accept this kind of approach.
I believe that this concept is not viable. I might be wrong in this assessment and would relent if facts were discussed instead of opinions. You can follow the Twitter conversations through #NoEstimates and to a lesser extent through #NoToNoEstimates. Interestingly enough, proponents of #NoEstimates use the hash tag on every Tweet, until someone that does not drink the Kool-Aid pops in…
The tactics used by some in the #NoEstimates camp are reminiscent of the Gish gallop. That’s is fine by me, it appeals to the Don Quixote side of my personality.
What do you think? As always questions and comments are welcome.
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