File APIs for Java Developers
Manipulate DOC, XLS, PPT, PDF and many others from your application.
http://aspose.com/file-tools
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic

Estimation (Agile Vs Non-Agile)

 
kri shan
Ranch Hand
Posts: 1453
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Agile: SCRUM estimation based on user stories and actual developers are estimating their tasks.

Non-Agile: But NON-Agile estimates are based on work and Managers(may be non-technical person) estimation their work using MicroSoftProject/other tools.

Which one gives accurate estimate(>80% close to actual) (not expecting 100% accurate) ?
 
Ilja Preuss
author
Sheriff
Posts: 14112
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
The initial estimate is likely to be similar between an Agile and a Waterfall project, simply because you have the same amount of information (=not much). The most important difference is that the Agile project enables you to continuously refine that estimate, and therefore to actually *manage* the project, whereas being late with a Waterfall project is often only noticed when it's already *too* late to do anything about it.
 
Badri Narayanan Santhanam
Greenhorn
Posts: 2
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Well, i personally think that developers shouldnt set the targets. Its for the manager to do it, be it Agile or Non-Agile

I agree, with Ilja Preuss, that for Iteration 1 the estimates should be the same. In Agile model, its iterative dev, and estimation is more complex. . in non-agile model, there are standards available to size the new requirements added / changes to exisitng functionality. One example is Function point technique, which could be used to esimate dev and application value addition services

visit http://www.ezeequote.com for software estimation services

Thanks
 
Amit Ghorpade
Bartender
Posts: 2851
10
Fedora Firefox Browser Java
  • 0
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
"eZeeQuote Estimation Services " please check your private messages for an important administrative matter.
 
I agree. Here's the link: http://aspose.com/file-tools
  • Post Reply
  • Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic