Tired of estimating? Try the goat!

Are you tired of estimating all the time but not ready to go all the way to #noestimates? Let the estimation goat do all the hard work of guessing for you.

Update to “tired of estimating?”

A goat in a rural setting eating from a branch held by a child. Probably not tired of estimating.

This goat is probably not tired of estimating… By Lynne Hand on Flickr. Used under CC BY NC ND 2.0


Since this was first posted, the estimation goat has disappeared from the web. But I guess you can pretty much guess how it worked? You would click on the goat and the goat would give you a random number and some oracular insight into how good the estimate was.

Why was it called the estimation goat? And why did people start with planning poker? Find both answers through this link.

The estimate goat is still available as an Android app.

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About Greger Wikstrand

Greger Wikstrand, Ph.D. M.Sc. is a TOGAF 9 certified enterprise architect with an interest in e-heatlh, m-health and all things agile as well as processes, methods and tools. Greger Wikstrand works as a consultant at Capgemini where he alternates between enterprise agile coaching, problem solving and designing large scale e-health services ...

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