Agile Estimation Techniques: Understanding story points
Estimating helps those responsible for a project to optimize the efficiency and effort of the product. For this reason, it is important to provide as good estimates as possible.
What is Agile Estimation?
Agile estimation is the process required to estimate the effort of prioritized tasks from the backlog. This effort can be estimated in terms of the time needed to complete the task, as well as in story points. A Story Point is used in agile projects to estimate the difficulty of a particular task or user story. So a Story Point is a number that helps estimate the difficulty of the task. The difficulty can be evaluated in the context of problems, complexity, and risks.
Why is Agile Estimation important?
Agile estimation is important for the following:
- Estimating the time it will take to complete the project.
- Ensure better sprint management
- To promote productivity in the team
- To allow the team to have an overview of the results of their work