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Estimating Techniques in Scrum
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This article provides an ‘Introduction into Estimating Techniques’ and looks to discuss the different approaches to estimation and the benefits of each approach.
Another approach to estimation that could be considered is ‘ideal days’. Ideal days are often best for individuals and teams new to Scrum, where after becoming familiar with the process they can transition to story points as a tool for estimation.
In contrast to story points, the ‘ideal day’ is a unit for estimating the size of the product backlog items, based on how long an item would take to complete if it were the only work being performed. If there were no interruptions, and all resources necessary to complete the work were immediately available.
This approach brings the numbers and time estimates back into the process and is similar to traditional estimation. It is important to focus on one estimation of time, or measurement of size, rather than many.
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User Stories Applied
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User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn is one of our favourite books on Agile User Stories. The book starts with an overview into user stories, and details what a user story is and the different aspects of them. He then discusses how to go about writing a user story, and provides details of the INVEST criteria that can be used to determine if the story is meeting all of its objectives. Next Mike gives an in depth discussion of who user stories are written for and where to begin when gathering the details for them. The book then discusses acceptance testing user stories, including how to go about specifying these criteria and the responsibilities of the development team and customers during this process.
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Our Favourite Agile Books
We found these books great for finding out more information on Agile Scrum: