Kanban Misconception: There is No Estimation in Kanban

Jenny Stuart
Construx VP of Consulting

The great thing about Kanban is it’s very flexible. Kanban doesn’t require estimation, but stage exit or entry criteria can be set to include estimation.

The following board shows that a work item must have an estimate of a medium t-shirt size or less and to be considered complete in analysis it must be eight story points or less.

There is no requirement to estimate to use Kanban, but if it is useful, or if you estimate today, include it.

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