User Stories supported estimation methods are Hours (01-99) and “Points”.
You can choose among different Point Estimate methods:
- Linear (1,2,3,4,5,6…99,100)
- Fibonacci (0,1,2,3,5,8,13)
- Scale-100 (0, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 13, 20, 40, 100)
- T-Shirt Size (XS, S, L, XL, XXL)
Each team usually selects one estimation method for their project and stick to it throughout the project duration.
In order to set or change estimation access method, follow the navigation below:
Estimation methods help each team to predict effort needed on a User Story. It has proven more efficient to keep story size smaller and consistent as possible. It also helps teams in predicting item velocity. If you try to accomplish a larger User Story, the potential failure is much greater. Failure in accomplishing such story impacts Team velocity more as well.
Good estimate becomes more crucial if you are working on a feature whose delivery can affect another team’s development plan. Most Agile coaches recommend keeping a story max. size to medium (point 3). If a story is larger than that, break it down to further User Stories.
Estimation method for each project is selected at the creation of the project and can only be updated later by Project Admin Or Admin.