Software Estimation with James Hall and Josh Nesbitt

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Episode #10

  20th October, 2021
  32 minutes

How long will a project take to complete? How can you get this as close to reality as possible? Software estimation is an essential part of the development process and one that many people don’t know how to approach correctly. Is your team equipped with the right tools? Is there a shared understanding of the process within your team? Hosts James Hall (Parallax) and Josh Nesbitt (Stac) explore these questions and look at practical solutions to get it right.

Topics covered in this episode:

  • Mapping the user experience
  • Demystifying the quote process with the client
  • Understanding your team and the time estimates they give you
  • Setting expectations
  • Internal communication and the quote process
  • Making tradeoff decisions
  • Adapting the tools you use as a team
  • Reusing code
  • Time management with client tweaks
  • Previous project analysis
  • The cost for updating and maintaining a project in the future
  • Early understanding of the client’s system
  • Building trust
  • Keeping devs on track via meetings
  • Creating a shared understanding between front and back-end developers
  • The value of face-to-face communication and more.

Find our more about Stac and Parallax

Stac: https://stac.works
Parallax: https://parall.ax

Resources

Planning Poker: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planning_poker