The Lonely Estimators
Today the Product Owner of one of our teams popped by our desks to seek some advice on estimations. He seemed quite puzzled:
"For user story X, the team correctly identified that the work was at the database level. But when doing the actual estimation, they stepped back and left the expert database developer do the estimate. When the DB developer spoke out, I got some signals from the rest of the team that the estimation might have been inflated - still none of them said anything."
I see 2 problems here:
1. Why isn't the entire team estimating the user story *together*, ...