Story points work great at a team level, but when we use them at an Epic level they don't really work that well. How can we make them work at this level?


by: Ivan Pinedo

Within the agile world story points are considered the metric to go to if we talk about teams that want to estimate the relative effort for their user stories. However, within organizations that use multiple agile teams, when we extrapolate those story points to an Epic level, the aggregate metric starts to show some flaws that need to be acknowledged.

This report analyzes the use of story points at the Epic level and proposes some alternative sizing solutions.

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