The Practice of Sizing Spikes with Story Points

Spike

Consider the following two scenarios.

Summary

  • Increases the probability that performance metrics will reveal problems sooner and thus allow for corrective actions to be taken earlier in a project.
  • The team’s velocity and backlog burndown is a more accurate reflection of value actually being created for the customer and therefore allows for greater confidence of any predictions based on the metrics.

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