The Power of a Good (User) Story

Ever since the dawn of our species, we’ve told stories.

We’ve sung them, told them around campfires, painted them on cave walls, drew them on clay pots and canvases, woven them in tapestries and carved them into stone. Eventually we wrote them down.

Today, we share stories via sticky notes, podcasts, town halls, planning meetings and daily scrums.

Agile Backlog Estimation / Sizing

An estimate by definition is: “an approximate calculation or judgment of the value, number, quantity, or extent of something.” It is fundamentally a guess,  a probability distribution. When estimating an Agile backlog, no promise is made. No warranty should be expressed or implied. (If you want a guarantee, buy a …