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comment Why do we use story points instead of man days when estimating user stories?
Story points = Complexity points - 2 syllables. :-D
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comment Why do we use story points instead of man days when estimating user stories?
@JoeZeng, yeah, those often became 8+5 or 5+5+3. It's an abstract measurement though, so if the new stories are close enough, then I didn't worry too much. The team could normally absorb a 13 becoming two 8's or three 5's, but three 8's meant I needed to have a clarifying talk with stakeholders. Ideally, we had estimated far enough in advance that it wouldn't impact the current sprint.
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comment Why do we use story points instead of man days when estimating user stories?
+1 for the focus on complexity, not time. Translating to raw hours will be easy once you have enough sprints under your belt. I found that the variability between stories gets washed out over time.
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