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Ian Russell

Ian is an experienced software developer with a keen interest in agile, software craftsmanship and F#. He was a co-founder of CraftyCoders, a principles-focussed user group for the West Midlands .Net community and has recently started the Warwickshire.Net user group.

Brief Overview

What problems do estimates solve? Can we solve them in different ways? This session will investigate some of the ways that the #NoEstimates movement thinks that we can solve the estimation problem.


Despite the name, the idea behind the #NoEstimates approach to software development isn't to eliminate estimates but, rather, to explore other ways to solve problems without specifically asking, 'How long will it take?'. In this session you will discover some of the potential solutions that #NoEstimates proponents are using to solve the estimation problem.