What you should avoid while estimating user stories: Mechanisms

Here´s a list of mechanisms causing estimation errors – Watch out for them when your team estimates user stories:

As a scrum master you could introduce one of these biases is every retrospective and ask the team to find strategies to avoid them.

Causes for estimation error
Mechanisms
Cone of uncertainty
Requirements creep
Garbage in – garbage out
Parkinsons Law
Students Syndrom
Diseconomies of scale
Brooks Law (= adding manpower …)
Yesterday’s Weather
Human Biases

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