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Discussion on: ⏰ How to nail time estimations

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squidbe • Edited

My team has to estimate work every sprint, which is expected of course, but when we're asked to estimate how long before a bug is fixed, I simply tell the asker that we won't know until we find the bug. They rarely insist on an estimate, but when they do, I will not budge... because it's obviously unreasonable to demand an estimate to solve an unknown problem. Luckily, the engineering leadership where I work are reasonable about this and back up the engineers when PMs make unreasonable requests.