Relative Estimation Playbook

Overview

Being able to estimate our work is an important capability.  Even in agile organisations that are comfortable with ambiguity, people still need some idea of when something will be done.

 

Even if you don't need to provide a delivery date, you will want to be able to make trade-off decisions so you can prioritise.  If two backlog items are roughly the same size, then knowing which one is easier to achieve allows you to focus on that one first.

This playbook provides an introduction to how you can use relative estimation in your Team to encourage rich conversations – conversations that will end up being more valuable than the estimate itself.

There are n steps in completing this Playbook

  1. Preparation

  2. Baselining and estimating large items

  3. Baselining and estimating large items

  4. Facilitation

  5. Advanced techniques

    1. Rapid estimation techniques​

    2. Customising to your context

Participants

  • Team

  • Product Owner

  • Scrum Master

  • Invited Stakeholders

Difficulty

 

3 - Moderate

Duration

  • Relative

Materials

  • Team's backlog with refined and understood backlog items

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