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From today's Insider:

Seven Things I Hate About Agile wrote:
Estimating: A good, detailed estimate with task breakdowns is very reassuring if you are using it to make a budget decision or a go/no-go decision. If you already know what you want to do (eg the top stuff on your prioritized backlog), then estimating is a waste of time. It reduces productivity by wasting time. That’s true in a startup and it is also apparently true for the bigger projects in our “Scalable Agile Design Group” survey. Our analyst talked to 12 of these project leaders and came back with this summary:

Some Agile textbooks recommend estimate development times for tasks, then measuring actual results against estimates. But members of this group were cautious about making estimates, and downright opposed to evaluating people and groups based on actual versus estimate comparisons. Most managers expressed one or more of these views:

Estimates of software tasks are inherently unreliable.
The benefits of estimates are outweighed by the time required to make them.
Most developers won’t take the time to enter actual hours.
Measuring people against estimates sends the wrong signals and will distract people from being flexible and innovating.
Measuring people based on estimates causes them to game the system.


I think this is pretty spot on, what are everyone else's thoughts?
CPallini wrote:
You cannot argue with agile people so just take the extreme approach and shoot him.
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