Posts Tagged "spike"

The problem with estimates part 1 – uncertainty

Sep 18 2014

Most software people who have ever had to produce an estimate will tell you that estimation is extremely problematic: Estimates are woefully…

Using Spikes

Nov 01 2011

The XP practice of ‘spiking’ has been around for a while but there isn’t a whole lot written about it. Why Spike?…

User stories part 3: Using spikes to help estimate user stories

Feb 01 2006

Read our latest thinking on spikes. A user story containing unknown elements should be split into a spike to investigate the unknown…

Spike

Jan 01 2006

Read our latest thinking on spikes. A spike is an experiment that allows developers to learn just enough about something unknown in…