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Aug
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comment Point estimates scale skewed
@svidgen: imho reporting activities go on top of the "foundation" of dev estimates - since I expect the PO to push back on adjusting the scale, I'd rather get backing for the issue with the dev team & scrum master first and then present it to the PO as "this is something we need for our dev processes to work, and by the way this will contribute to meaningful reporting"
Aug
14
comment Point estimates scale skewed
@svidgen: hmm, perhaps this would be a good subject for a "pre-retro". You're right, I don't think this is a subject the PO should even be exposed to.
Aug
14
comment Point estimates scale skewed
@svidgen: no. When this inconsistency (an eight-pointer... more than eight times as complex as a one-pointer) was flagged up in one of the retros, the product owner's reply was "well, that's the way it is" ;_;
Aug
14
comment Point estimates scale skewed
@MichaelDurrant: we've been through a dozen or so sprints by now. Alan Shutko phrased well the concern about lack of fidelity - there is just so many different task complexities between our 1 and 8, and we'll have to end up pigeon-holing them.
Aug
14
comment Point estimates scale skewed
@svidgen: the problem with reviewing the estimates in a retro is that they actually fit our scale. It's just that the scale is non-linear - an eight-pointer above is much more than eight times as complex as a one-pointer.
Aug
14
comment Point estimates scale skewed
@MetaFight: thank you, velocity calculation seems a big red flag for me. However our sprint planning is commitment-based, so it's common to hear "our velocity for the last sprint was X points, but we will not be be able to do quite so much this sprint because we are pulling in a five-pointer"
Aug
14
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Aug
14
comment Point estimates scale skewed
@MichaelT: I've added a clarification to the question - we certainly have enough options to use as point values, but we've ended up biased against a big chunk of the effective range. +1 for link to ProjectManagement.SE!
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