The on-going discussions that Decisions can be made in the absence of estimates reminds me of this concept.
The conjecture that we can manage in the presence of uncertanty without estimating the impacts of our decisions, willfully ignores uncertainties in the present and future that will impact our outcomes, the external governance frameworks of managerial finance, probability and statistics of the processes under management, and regular governance processes and the decision rights of those governance frameworks.
Those decision rights by the way belong to those paying, rarely to those spending. So the decision to estimate or not estimate rarely belongs to the developers spending the business's money.
When the claim that #Noestimates critics say we're simply not being Opened Minded those advocates want us to accept that everything can be challenged, without any basis for that conjecture. If that were the case, those proforring #Noestimates fit right into those believing the pseudoscience of spending other people's money in the presence of uncertanty.
Thanks to Peter Kretzman for the link to the video.