How important is estimation?

Go on have a guess…

I know there is a lot of noise about no estimates at the minute and I’ve got to say I agree with the sentiments of Ron Jefferies in the linked blog post, I agree that we should strive to get to a state of flow that allows us to move small pieces of work at pace through a team.

What agile practices allow us to do is to identify work, prioritise, deliver and adjust based on feedback. None of those things in themselves need ‘estimates’ in the sense the #noestimates movement means, at least based on my understanding. Continue reading