Monthly Archive

For January, 2019

Story Points

We use story points instead of man-hours and other time-based units. Let’s see how it works.

Defining the reference
We pick a simple, small user story that everyone understands, as the reference. It would be the definition of 1 story point in our project.

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Size Units

We prefer to use relativeeffort-based units for measurement, instead of time-based units such as man-hours. It is so, because when you start using man-hours, someone will be there to tell you: you’ve created 10 Product Backlog items this Sprint worth of 381 man-hours. You’re 6 people working in two-week sprints, which is 528 man-hours. Why is your output so low? What’s wrong?

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