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time estimation is not related to points

Pierre-Olivier Dybman 8 years ago updated by Matthew O'Riordan (Founder) 8 years ago 0

When considering a sprint, time and points are approximately related and the coefficient is the velocity. When considering several sprint, the relation between points and time is more accurate.

But if you take one user story in particular, it's not at all related. I would like to be able to have a pretty complex user story that doesn't take that much time, or (more common use case) the contrary : a user story that is not at all complex (points) but require a lot of time to be completed.

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Unfortunately we don't want to introduce two systems for time tracking.  You are right, it is possible to have complex stories that are quick to fix, and vice versa, but for the purposes of this backlog, the points are more a representation of effort required and as such correlate to time.  If we introduced a new field, this would only complicate things further.

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Unfortunately we don't want to introduce two systems for time tracking.  You are right, it is possible to have complex stories that are quick to fix, and vice versa, but for the purposes of this backlog, the points are more a representation of effort required and as such correlate to time.  If we introduced a new field, this would only complicate things further.