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Research into Agile Estimation Techniques

Last post 08:43 pm March 9, 2017 by Vincent Barnabé-Lortie
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06:53 pm March 8, 2017

I am a post graduate student doing a small piece of research to gain an understanding of which estimation techniques are currently used in Agile software development practice and their perceived accuracy.

Part of the reason I'm conducting the survey is to learn about conducting research and analysing data.

If you would like to take part, could you please complete a short survey:

Response are completely anonymous and it shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to complete.


08:43 pm March 9, 2017

For question 7, "Which of the following best describes the accuracy of your iteration / sprint planning estimates?", you might want to add a "Does not apply" option. Estimation bias is not necessarily systematic in one direction (for example, a team might overestimate some items by 50% and underestimate others by 50%). Also, not all estimates can be "verified" for accuracy. With the way certain teams use story points, you can't really come back at the end of a sprint and say "that story wasn't really X story points, it was Y". That just doesn't make sense in some contexts.

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