Tag Archives: estimation

SAFe With No Estimates

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SAFe (The Scaled Agile Framework) uses Story Points throughout the various levels as its estimation currency. This is covered in the “Story” article on the SAFe site. This is a pretty standard practice in organizations scaling agile these days. If you dive a bit deeper into how this is done in SAFe you will see that actually the story points used in SAFe are quite similar to “Ideal Developer Day” as this helps the teams align to a common baseline and support a rational economic ROI discussion at the level of Features/Capabilities that require effort from more than one team or haven’t even been mapped to a specific team yet.

An alternative to using Story Points at the team level that is interesting to look at especially as Kanban is becoming a first-class citizen of the SAFe world is to use NoEstimates.

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Business901 Interview with Yuval Yeret on Agile/Kanban

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I was recently interviewed by Joe Dagger from the Business901 blog/podcast. His list of interviewees is impressive, it’s an honor to appear there.

Anyhow, the podcast went live today at Yeret on Agile and Kanban :: Business901.

Some of the topics we spend some serious time on were aspects of Planning, Commitment, Estimation in various Agile/Kanban environments.

If you care at all about what I write about here, you will find it interesting I hope…

While you’re at it check out his other guests, it will be time well spent.

Thank you Joe for having me on your show, and for a lively and interesting discussion!