What’s the point of story points?
Paul Millwood
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I personally vote against the use of Story points.

For the time being, I have my team using canned option time estimates (15m, 30m, 1h, 2h, 4h, 1d) anything larger gets broken down until it fits.

I don’t think that Story points would make estimation more accurate.

I don’t like that a Story point in Project A is not equal to a Story point in Project B.

Lastly, while having a planning poker session around User Stories is feasible, what do we do with bugs as they are reported? All bugs are not made equal; many are trivial to resolve, some (in theory) could require redoing a whole Story worth of work.

In summary, I don’t see what they add, but I see what they subtract.