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   * How much will it cost to get this capability?   * How much will it cost to get this capability?
   * Are we making progress to delivering this capability?   * Are we making progress to delivering this capability?
-  * What is capabilities are coming up?+  * What capabilities are coming up?
  
 From the business perspective,​ the main reason for estimates is to provide data to the business (through the Product Owner / Manager) to understand, manage, and forecast plans. They are trying to make sure that, for a given capacity for the organization (enterprise,​ program, or team), we make trade-off decisions about how to best use that capacity based on the strategy we have and the need for self-investment,​ and then understand progress against these decisions. A secondary reason is to help the organization understand their capacity so they do not over-commit;​ so they can establish a sustainable pace. From the business perspective,​ the main reason for estimates is to provide data to the business (through the Product Owner / Manager) to understand, manage, and forecast plans. They are trying to make sure that, for a given capacity for the organization (enterprise,​ program, or team), we make trade-off decisions about how to best use that capacity based on the strategy we have and the need for self-investment,​ and then understand progress against these decisions. A secondary reason is to help the organization understand their capacity so they do not over-commit;​ so they can establish a sustainable pace.
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