Our friends at LeanKitKanban offered us a chance to post a guest article for their blog [thank you].
It went live today: http://blog.leankitkanban.com/2012/02/all-estimation-is-waste/
It is easy to join the chorus of opinion that software project estimation is waste and must be eliminated. Whilst I can understand the objections to spending valuable time preparing and rationalizing a set of estimates for ill-defined features or projects, this posting explains the counter-points – why estimation is necessary, and why it is in your best interest to participate.
Thank you LeanKit for being brave enough to publish an un-popular, but important topic!