Getting Started with Story Point Estimation

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Story Points are nebulous units of measure. They are not tied to a specific units such as Hours, Man-Hours, Days, or Sprints. Story Points should compare the relative complexity of one Task/Product Backlog Item (PBI) to another. Story Points will help quantify the amount of work. Again, Story Points quantify work. If your team is just getting started with Story…

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A Twist on the Daily Stand-up, Walk the Board

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The Daily Stand-Up is an opportunity in an Agile/Scrum project to inspect and adapt. It gives the team a chance to look at what happened yesterday, what’s the plan for today, and voice any impediments in the way. It’s a time-boxed event, not to exceed 15 minutes but it can definitely end shorter. The typical stand-up is a round-table discussion…

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