I hear this frequently and I cringe every time. It sounds like this, "We are capturing actual hours so we can look back during the retrospective and look for ways to improve our estimations" or "Our estimation process IS lean, we do as little as we have to -- we estimate until we achieve 5% certainty, and then we stop" or "We had our release plan worked out, but management wanted us to get more done, so they sent us back to provide better estimates."

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