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The purpose of estimation in agile

IMG_3377The aim of this publication is to consider usability of estimation in software development context. We will cover here a matter of estimation rather than exact estimation techniques. The consideration has in mind particularly agile environment. I wrote this post basing on my experience and observations. I have worked in various teams with different approaches to estimation. In some teams estimation techniques were changed along with time.

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Remote sprint planning mitigation

IMG_1463_fOne of the challenges of work in a distributed team is sprint planning. In fact every Scrum event is important. I published Challenges of work in distributed teams some time ago which addresses work in distributed teams. This time I’d like to take into account sprint planning because this event tend to be particularly tiring when performed remotely. According to The Scrum Guide™ this is the longest event (except sprint itself) during a whole iteration. In addition to that this one is crucial in order to provide right input into a new sprint backlog. Every minute spent with an online tool make us more exhausted than it would be done on site. 

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