February 18-20, 2015
Montreal, Canada

Story-Point Estimation: a New and Better Approach

We'll initially examine how and why estimation in Agile goes so wrong, so often. A new, structured and empirical method for estimating story points will then be introduced. The method involves taking into account human and environment-related factors, as well as technical ones, assigns weighted points to them and uses a numeric formula to derive a user-story's point estimate.

It's estimation, Jim, but not as we know it.

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Fred Heath

Bootstrap Technology Ltd

Fred is a software jack of all trades, having worked at every stage of the software development life-cycle. Having waded through tons of C++ and database programming, he discovered Ruby and its ecosystem and hasn't looked back since. After many years in the corporate world he is now a freelance developer and consultant. He loves: solving tricky problems, meta-programming, Behaviour-Driven Development, the semantic web.

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