A reference task is a certain task, which has a fixed amount of story points assigned, and which is used as a reference point to estimate other tasks. But how do you choose such a reference task? This post should give you a method and some ideas, how you can find a good reference task.
I wanted to have my own blog for a very long time. But I didn´t know, which content I can put there. I am not such a smart-ass and come up with great ideas every week, which are worth to share in a blog post. Do you feel the same way? What can you just blog about and other people might be interested in?
Every now and then people ask “What is a story point?” And then somebody gives the answer like “A story point in our team is about 3-5 hours work for one person!” Did you hear this as well? Or did you even give such an answer to other people? I did! Continue reading “Why you should prefer story points over hourly estimations”
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The stacey complexity model categorizes tasks in four different categories: simple, complicated, complex and anarachy. Then the model explains for each category what is the best approach to solve those tasks.
Did you ever hear the question “What is agile?” and you didn´t have a proper answer right from the top of your head. Or did somebody tell you, that agile is something from the software development world. Then I guess it is not so easy to explain to those people, that agile is a working methodology, which does apply to more than only software development departments. I think I have quite a good diagram to explain, for which type of tasks the agile way of working is the best.
A few weeks ago I attended a great scrum master training in my company at LeaseWeb. One of the first items on the agenda was the Stacey complexity model, which helps you to understand uncertainty in a project.