When the `alh-replace:type`

epic`/alh-replace`

is switched to accumulate cost, its original cost estimates are preserved and can be used to compare with the accumulated cost.

*Read more about the general principles of Cost estimation here.*

#### Cynefin Complexity Estimate

The original complexity estimate of the `alh-replace:type`

epic`/alh-replace`

is estimated using the Cynefin Framework. This framework divides complexity into Obvious, Complicated, Complex and Chaos (and states in between) as increasing levels of complexity, which should be approached in different ways. Read more about Cynefin.

/alh-optional

alh-optional:enableEffort

#### Effort Estimate

The original effort estimate is the preliminary estimate of the work needed to complete this `alh-replace:type`

epic`/alh-replace`

. Whether effort is estimated in *story points, *workdays or some other unit is optional in Agemba.

alh-optional:enableEffortWorstCase

Effort is estimated with both an *expected* and *worst-case* estimate. The *expected* is the realistic estimate of the work needed with 50% certainty (it should not be confused with an optimistic best-case estimate). The *worst-case* estimate with a 90% certainty. The *worst-case* effort estimate will always be higher than the *expected* estimate.

#### Uncertainty of Effort Estimate

Uncertainty is the distance between *expected *and *worst-case* effort in percentage. The higher the difference between the two, the higher the uncertainty. Read more about working with uncertainties.

/alh-optional

/alh-optional

alh-optional:enableMonetaryCost

#### Monetary Cost Estimate

The original monetary cost estimate is the preliminary estimate of the financial cost to complete the `alh-replace:type`

story`/alh-replace`

, which is not directly work. It is estimated using the configured currency of the site.

/alh-optional