Posts Tagged "uncertainty"

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?…

XPDAY7: Embrace uncertainty

Nov 01 2007

In his keynote, Jeff Patton reminded us to embrace uncertainty and asked if we’ve forgotten the meaning of iteration. Pascal has written about the keynote and has included some photos. Kerry Buckley also has…

User stories part 2: Adaptive planning

Feb 01 2006

Planning in detail too far into the future can be wasteful because changes will inevitably happen and they can’t be predicted. The horizon of…