Estimation or "How to Dig your own Grave"

Rowan Merewood (01.Mar.2012 at 11:00)
Talk at ConFoo 2012 (English - UK)

Rating: 5 of 5

Clients need to know how much a project will cost. Waterfall development is always late and over-budget. Agile development is done when it's done. You're left with estimates that you know are too low and then you squeeze them anyway. It shouldn't be this way. We'll look at how this happens, early warning signs, ways out and ways of avoiding it in the first place.

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Rating: 5 of 5

01.Mar.2012 at 11:53 by Patrick Desmarais (4 comments)

Great presentation!

Speaker comment:

01.Mar.2012 at 12:39 by Rowan Merewood (126 comments)

Haven't been able to claim this talk yet, so I can't add the link to the slides. Apologies for rating myself here then to do it... hopefully you think it's fair.

http://merewood.org/estimation-or-how-to-dig-your-own-grave/

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Mar.2012 at 13:31 by Seth May (26 comments)

This was a very appropriate topic for any developer, and one not talked about anywhere near enough. Thanks for presenting it in a well thought out, manner. As a note, the end questions would have been much better asked after the session, especially in that large of a group.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Mar.2012 at 14:16 by Anonymous

Great talk! This will definitely change the way we work!

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Mar.2012 at 14:37 by Sean Yo (8 comments)

Great session. Full of specific advice on improving the painful, hateful process of software estimation. Fantastic slides and top notch speaking.

High value, entertaining and very informative.

Rating: 5 of 5

01.Mar.2012 at 16:36 by Michael Peacock (17 comments)


Rating: 4 of 5

01.Mar.2012 at 17:41 by Matt Garrett (13 comments)

Great job. My only challenge was that I wasn't familiar with all the many many techniques you covered, which made it feel like it was going a bit too fast.

Rating: 5 of 5

02.Mar.2012 at 21:14 by Mathieu Godon (11 comments)

Great session.

Rating: 5 of 5

05.Mar.2012 at 08:52 by Francois Simard (2 comments)


Rating: 5 of 5

30.Mar.2012 at 14:47 by Anonymous

Hi guys, I missed the beginning when he spoke about "Sales create estimates", can anyone sum it up for me? Thanks!

Great talk!

Speaker comment:

30.Mar.2012 at 16:08 by Rowan Merewood (126 comments)

Hey, Anonymous - ask me on twitter. I'm @rowan_m.

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