Peter Stevens Scrum Breakfast Blog

03-12-2017

A concrete alternative to estimating story points in Scrum

Estimating is such a pain. I remember when I first read about Scrum and saw that the team was responsible for estimates, not the Scrum Master. […]
16-02-2015

What good are story points and velocity in Scrum?

We use velocity as a measure of how many story points to take into the next sprint. When you take in enough stories, and story points, […]
06-03-2011

What is the optimal Story Size?

Last November, I started a quick poll on Story Size, Team Size, and Sprint Success. I wanted to explore that variables of team size, sprint duration, […]
11-08-2008

Towards a better burn down chart

One of the most important advancements of Scrum and XP compared to other frameworks is the use of a burn down chart rather than milestones to […]
23-02-2008

Story Points and the Heart of Scrum

Last week I wrote, “Story Points are not uncontroversial” and lo, and behold, not a week after I made the comment, I posted essentially the same […]
16-02-2008

More on Selling Story Points to Management

Useful as they are, Story Points are not uncontroversial nor is this problem of creating a “reference kilogram” for code trivial. One problem we had on […]
13-02-2008

Explaining Story Points to Management

During the February Scrum Breakfast in Zurich, the question arised, “How do I explain Story Points to Management?” A good question, and in all honesty, developers […]

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