56658Re: Can someone explain the benefit to de-coupled story and task estimates?
- Mar 2, 2013Hi Doug,
--- Doug Sims <doug.sims@...> wrote:
> I can see that "story" estimates of 3, 5 and 8 may have takenStory estimates are used by the PO to plan releases (long term planning).
> anywhere from 3 to 20+ narwhals to actually complete.
> What am I missing here?
Task estimates are used by the dev-team to plan their day-to-day work towards the end of the sprint (short-term planning).
None of these are supposed to be used to track actuals (past). They are just tools to help planning ahead (future).
Might this shed your problem in a different perspective?
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