#NoEstimates Business Applications with Vasco Duarte – YouTube

#74. Join me with Vasco Duarte who runs Oikosofy a coaching company in Finland and is also behind the Scrum Master Toolbox podcast. Vasco is the author of a fascinating book, #NoEstimates. Vasco and I chat about the challenges of estimating complex business application software, particularly in the CRM and ERP domains, and how the No Estimates movement and the method covered in his book can help business applications teams construct collaborative contracts with their customers and never deliver late again. 

At the end of this podcast episode, I give details on how you can win one of 14 copies of Vasco’s book, the No Estimates book.

Our discussion covers

• The #noestimates movement and how the approach addresses the frustration of unreliable and late delivery on software projects.
• Alternatives to traditional estimation methodologies.
• Using the Extreme Contracts approach to create a win-win situation between vendors and customers.
• Educating Product Owners who may have never been involved in software development.
• Blink estimates, or rethinking what is delivered in a sprint to deliver customer value as quickly as possible.
• The “Clinton process” 
• Spike concept centred on solving a problem for the customer with the aim of delivering a solution in a very short time frame.


• Vasco Duarte on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/duartevasco/)
• No Estimates book (https://oikosofyseries.com/no-estimates-book-order)  
• Scrum Master Toolbox Podcast (https://scrum-master-toolbox.org/)
• Extreme Contracts – Jacopo Romei (https://jacoporomei.com/extreme-contracts/)
• Agile Estimating and Planning training Mike Cohn (https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/training/courses/agile-estimating-planning)  
• Maarten Dalmijn (https://mdalmijn.medium.com/) on Medium.com (http://Medium.com)
• Scrum Master Toolbox Product Owner e-course (https://oikosofyseries.com/po-course-presentation)  
• Neil Killick (https://www.neilkillick.com/)  
• Blink Estimation (https://dannorth.net/2013/08/08/blink-estimation/)  
• The Clinton Process  – Clinton Keith on “No estimates and set-based design” – Blog post (http://bit.ly/1qzAmzo)
• Raphael Branger on LinkedIn  (https://www.linkedin.com/in/raphael-branger-104b412/)
• Spike concept from extreme programming  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_(software_development)#:~:text=A%20spike%20is%20a%20product,work%20around%20a%20software%20issue.)
• Kent Beck on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kentbeck/)  
• Amazing Applications podcast page on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/amazing-apps-show)
• Amazing Applications podcast page on Podchaser (https://podchaser.com/amazingapplications)
• Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps online course at Customery Academy (https://customery.com/scrum)
• Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps free online mini-course at Customery Academy (https://customery.com/foundations) Support the show (https://buymeacoffee.com/amazingapps)

🌏 Amazing Apps (https://amazingapps.show) website
🟦 Customery on LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com/company/customery)
🟦 Neil Benson on LinkedIn (https://linkedin.com/in/neilbenson)

🚀 Agile Foundations for Microsoft Business Apps (https://customery.com/foundations)
🏉 Scrum for Microsoft Business Apps (https://customery.com/scrum)
📐 Estimating Business Apps (https://customery.com/estimating)

Keep experimenting 🧪


Author: Neil Benson

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