Why Use Story Points for Estimating

Why Use Story Points for Estimating

The Backstory At a recent sprint planning session with a new Agile team, one of our team members asked why wouldn’t we use time estimates, as opposed to story points?   The answer is they serve different purposes.  Story points aren’t time estimates.  They are actually relative measures of complexity between …

​In Sprint Planning, How Do You Prioritise the Requirements in the Backlog?

​In Sprint Planning, How Do You Prioritise the Requirements in the Backlog?

This is a re-post of an article first published on DZone. Background Having worked with many Agile teams, I find that every team has a slightly different approach to prioritisation, and some teams are better at it than others.  I’ve recently observed a sprint planning session where a team couldn’t …