You'll need both relative and actual estimation to succeed with scrum. In this video learn when to use which type of estimating.
- There are two kinds of estimation we all use every day.…There's actual estimating and relative estimating.…Actual estimating is what you use when reading a map.…It's 25 miles from Point A to Point B.…This is very specific.…Then, there's relative estimating,…which is comparing things to each other…to get a general idea of something.…Like a giraffe is twice as tall as a zebra…or a cake is the same width as a pie.…
In Agilent scrum, we use both kinds of estimating.…We use relative estimation to get a rough size of our work…by comparing user stories to each other.…This gives us an overall sense or estimate…of how big something is.…Stories themselves are rough guides…to how the user wants to interact with our product.…Because it's a rough statement of need,…we can't be too specific on how big it is.…Also, since this is just a rough cut,…we don't want stakeholders to think we know precisely…what it's going to take to get that done.…
Relative estimating helps us maintain the mindset…that it's just an estimate, not a commitment.…
Lynda.com is a PMI Registered Education Provider. This course qualifies for professional development units (PDUs). To view the activity and PDU details for this course, click here.
The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
- Understanding the scrum approach to project success
- Solving project problems with scrum
- Establishing your scrum team
- Setting the vision for your project
- Writing user stories
- Setting boundaries for success
- Getting stories done in scrum
- Assessing the team