We are conducting series of workshop for few agile teams who are new to agile adoption. One of the workshop we are conducting is on capacity planning and relative estimation.
However, during the discussion few things came up.
One team member suggested that the estimation especially relative estimation looks good on theory but doesn’t fit their scenario. As per him, they do innovative work for which they have to do research and so it might not be possible for them to estimate either as they have lots of unknowns.
Another suggested that his team is a team of specialist and nothing every body can estimate in the estimate for each of the story. Only folks who have knowledge and skills estimate.
Another was of the view that even if they do capacity planning at the start of the quarter. However because of the volatility of the work they do, their estimate goes for a toss.
Could you please help and advise if anyone has such scenarios ? If yes, what is the best way to address this ?
Appreciate your help.