Today, I spent the day at the AgileDialogs Unconference. The goal was dialog over debate. The theme? “Agile Predictions: Exploring the tools for making sound business decisions with & without estimates” The question is, are you for or against estimates?
Given the clients I work with, I find value in estimates. Given the clients and organizations other attendees represent, some of them were against estimates. I believe if you're going to debate a point of view or hold a strong opinion about something, you need to listen and understand someone who feels as adamant about the opposite view. With that, the day was filled with many passionate discussions.
I'm not going to go into great details about the event in this post. I'm going to save that for LeadingAgile.