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How to Size, Estimate and Track Agile Releases in a Bimodal World

Published: 10 March 2017

ID: G00323591

Analyst(s): Nathan Wilson , Mike Gilpin


Many firms are struggling with how to size and estimate agile software delivery as they move from early to widespread agile adoption. Agile practices alone do not automatically improve sizing. Application leaders should follow the steps in this research to improve the sizing of their agile releases.

Table Of Contents


  • Make Sure That Estimation Is Both Required and Possible
  • Constantly Update the Estimate Based on Experience
  • Estimate and Track Agile Releases by Focusing on Epics
  • Break the Estimation Game by Separating Sizing From Estimation
  • Track Productivity by Observing Team Progress

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