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Estimating story points in Agile

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In the Agile world, user stories are statements of intent that describe the application functionality – things that the system will do for the user. They are analogous to software requirement statements. The planning process, user stories are sized and placed into the appropriate iteration. Estimating stories points is similar to estimating how long it takes to deliver the value the story represents to the customer. A story point is a positive integer representing the combination of various aspects, such as: knowledge: does the individual or team know what is asked by the story? complexity: how hard is implementation? volume: how big is it, how long should it take to complete? uncertainty: what are the unknowns? The most common method […]

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Why another blog on technology?

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Hello all, If you are taking the time to read this blog, you might be asking yourself why I decided to create another blog about technology. Forgive me my selfishness, but the short answer is that I am doing for myself. I have realized sometime ago that I learn things more effectively if I teach someone about the topic. I don’t mean to have full blown class lectures here, but the simple action of writing and explaining things help me learn. So, that’s my reason: so that I can better understand and remember the topics that I am writing about. I also plan to use this blog myself as references for problems that I encounter and resolve. Nonetheless, I do welcome any reader and appreciate […]