Normalizing Story Points as Time

Dave Prior and Derek Huether respond to a student question:

What is wrong with management wanting to normalize points across teams and use them as time?

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Tools mentioned in the video

Focused Objective — Troy Magennis has a wide variety of tools he makes available for free that will help you understand team performance (among other things). You can find them at or watch a video where Troy walks through how to use two of those tools…

LeanAgile Intelligence is another great tool that is worth checking out. It is an assessment tool that will help you understand team performance across the organization. You can learn more about it (and sign up for the free beta) at You can also watch a video walkthrough that the tool’s co-creator, Troy Lightfoot, gave to Dave recently in response to a question about how to evaluate performance of an individual ScrumMaster…

Contacting Derek

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Contacting Dave You can reach Dave on the LeadingAgile site at
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