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22 September 2011


John Bruels

Excellent Freakonomics podcast on the folly of prediction and we human's tendency to WAY overvalue our ability to see into the future.


Bazil Arden

Estimating in story points (representing relative effort) is a great way to to get around your concerns of under(over)estimating - easy and quick.

It's also full of emergent insights and possible solutions if you do it with planning poker i.e. estimating is much more than just coming up with a number... and is therefore not (necessarily) wasteful...



Yes, using story points to foster conversation in a meeting is a great way to use them. They are very successful as a meeting facilitation tool. The problem is that every team I've ever seen, then uses them for real planning purposes.

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