estimating projects

Dave Smith dave at thesmithfam.org
Tue Jan 10 20:07:16 MST 2012


On Jan 9, 2012, at 10:08 PM, Wade Preston Shearer wrote:

> Anyone have any opinion or advice on various point scales for estimating software development time? I've always done it in hours/days, but am going to try and have my team switch to a scale.
> 
> Powers of 2 (0, 1, 2, 4, 8)
> Linear (0, 1, 2, 3)
> Fibonacci (0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8)

We just started using story points and powers of 2 and Pivotal Tracker. I'll let you know how it goes after a couple 2-week sprints.

--Dave


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