NoEstimates might be the way to profit from estimation without the burden of dealing with Story Points.
Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.
—Niels Bohr (and others)
For years now, agile teams have been using planning poker and other methods to estimate the effort needed to implement a product backlog item (PBI). The practice not only helps to prepare future iterations; it’s also a helpful indicator for the prioritisation of PBIs. Of two items with similar expected benefit, you’ll usually want to implement the one first that will cost less to build.
Perhaps most importantly, estimating effort has proven to strongly support conversations about the details of a PBI. Understanding the requirement precedes building an opinion on its required effort.
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