At Wargaming Sydney we tried to find better ways to estimate projects in order to find balance between estimate accuracy and effort spent in the estimation.

At the moment we are exploring the Monte Carlo simulations technique coupled with story mapping. This approach has the potential to lead to more accurate estimations, project after project, because we are able to feed our data into next projects.

During this session I will explain how we do story mapping, what are the principles behind the Monte Carlo simulations technique and the advantages of using PERT curve distributions over Gaussian normal distributions.

Stefano Martincigh