Nils Haugen on Planning Poker

Posted in Project Management, Conferences on July 07, 2008

Nils Haugen on Planning Poker

In this short InfoQ interview, Nils Haugen spoke with Floyd Marinescu about the "Planning Poker" technique he relies on to improve team estimates. Having consciously experimented with it for a while, he described this simple practice and why it works: by making space for team members to each contribute their own perspective. In this way, it's good for estimates and for teambuilding.

Nils Haugen is an agile developer and coach with Objectnet in Norway. He's worked with large distributed o-o apps in various industries since 1998. Nils worked with with XP/Agile teams at ThoughtWorks, and is an experienced conference speaker on topics in Java and Agile software development. He holds a MEng degree in Computer Science from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Tags: Business, Practices, Interview, Agile, InfoQ, Planning, Collaboration