41055RE: [scrumdevelopment] What is the credit for an unfinished user story?
- Sep 1, 2009
When faced with this situation, due to unresolved impediments etc., we re-estimated points for the remaining stories. The difference was the credit for the previous sprint.
While a "game", it does provide a sense of progress for the team. In addition, it maintains some degree of rationality for calculating velocity.
--- On Tue, 9/1/09, Sten Otto Johnsen <steoj@...> wrote:
From: Sten Otto Johnsen <steoj@...>
Subject: RE: [scrumdevelopment] What is the credit for an unfinished user story?
Date: Tuesday, September 1, 2009, 2:34 AM
This made me realize that I’ve been helping the team and the PO make the whole thing becoming a game. It’s obvious to me now that if a story is finished or not the team has no ”reward” for this. As George mentioned the stories or storypoints are merely a tool for estimating the capacity of the team during the next sprint. For this to be a good tool I need to focus on work actually done through the sprint, not add to it the work partially done in other, previous sprints.
Thank you guys, I’ll bring this to the team for discussion.
From: scrumdevelopment@ yahoogroups. com [mailto:scrumdevelo pment@yahoogroup s.com] On Behalf Of George Dinwiddie
Sent: 31. august 2009 15:38
To: scrumdevelopment@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [scrumdevelopment] What is the credit for an unfinished user story?
Sten, story points aren't "credit." They're just a planning tool. If
you were to inflate the velocity of the second sprint with work done in
the first, it would likely lead to yet another sprint with unfinished
work at the end.
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