Definition of Story Points:

Story points are a measure used to determine the effort needed to implement a user story. Story points are relative and thus do not relate to a certain measure of time; they can be anything from tee-shirt sizes to the Fibonacci Sequence.

Use of Story Points:

Story points are used to determine how much effort will be needed for a user story. Planning Poker is one method for assigning story points and arrive at a workload estimate.

Benefits of Story Points:

  • Provide a common, relative measure of effort.
  • Save time when making precise estimates.

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