Posted on Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
What are points in Software Developement? Join our hosts as we discuss how points can both useful and harmful when developing. In this episode we cover what points are, their relationship to velocity and how they help with estimates.



  • Software development is not a “game”, i.e. you aren’t aiming to get more points
  • Points give you a reference for how your people, process & technology are working together
  • Velocity therefore is a function with these inputs
  • Estimation is possible through a “Stable Velocity”
  • Estimates aren’t meant to be used to hide behind
  • Fixed estimates aren’t really possible as the number of variables in a project consistently change
  • Developers need to deteremine their lifestyle. Maybe using points is not the right thing for your team
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