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22 September 2011

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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.

http://www.freakonomics.com/radio/

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...

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Brazil,

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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