Jason McAdams

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    Ewald Hofman

    Jason McAdams commented  · 

    Another use case that I've been wanting this for... We determine estimates up front from a project management team prior to development for purposes of prioritizing the backlog with operations. The developers also put their estimates on an item when it is assigned to them (we don't know who we are going to assign it to up front, so we can't ask for this estimate until it's ready for development). We don't want the developers to see the PM estimates as it sways their opinions. They don't want to go over that estimate since they feel like it makes them a lesser developer. So they tend to keep their estimate the same while trying to speed up or slow down development to match it. This makes it very difficult to gauge if our PM estimates are correct as well as hindering development to a degree.

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