Estimation Methods: Magic Estimation vs. Planning Poker

When should we use which method? Here´s my approach 🙂

Magic Estimation vs. Planning Poker

When it comes to estimation it does make a difference which method we use.

Magic Estimation

  • very good for high level estimation of a whole backlog for example at the start of project
  • estimating more than ca. 15 user stories
  • it is very fast

Planning Poker

  • estimating when detailed discussion is really needed (yes, it is always needed 🙂
  • estimating a small n umber of user stories
  • might need more time but this pays because the duscussion will cover more details

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