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Estimating Epics in Agile: Predicting the Unpredictable

Epics are large, complex work items that are broken down into smaller, more manageable user stories. Estimating the size of these Epics is a critical part of project management. In this blog post, we explore the key questions related to estimating Epics and present a systematic way to do so using Random Walk Monte Carlo (RWMC) simulation.

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Agile Estimation: Say Goodbye to Story Points

The widely accepted method of using story points has been a failure, leading to misleading estimates and frustration all around. But there’s a better way. Discover a simpler and more effective approach that leads to predictable delivery and motivated teams by asking one simple question for each piece of work.

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