The Business Alchemist at AssistKD has written about how difficult it is to provide certainty to people learning agile or business analysis. There is almost never a 100% right answer, but there are some things that analysts can do to help navigate this uncertainty:
Agile teams practise a variety of techniques when estimating, but most of them are rooted in the same basic theoretical concepts, neither of which are new:
- Wideband Delphi – which depends on multiple people contributing to the final answer; and
- Relative Sizing – because humans a really good at comparing things, but relatively poor at precise guesses.