Paint out the story point. Agile estimations and metrics in 90 minutes. by Vyacheslav Moskalenko

Speaker Slava Moskalenko
Paint out the story point. Agile estimations and metrics in 90 minutes.
  • workshop
  • 90
  • management
Presentation language
  • English
  • Russian

It can be challenging to estimate a small project with well-documented requirements, experienced team and familiar technologies . But how to increase predictability of the estimates when the requirements dosn’t contain enough details, the team has just been formed and project requires new technologies? It is possible. However, the classical estimation approaches do not work well here, better option is to use agile estimates and rely more on agile metrics in order to provide realistic promises to the business stakeholders. Through the series of exercises, we will estimate very small project and at the regular pace we will capture metrics and update estimates accordingly.


(1) Explore how to use relative story points for estimating projects

(2) Observe benefits of the relative story points

(3) Investigate how to transform relative estimates into absolute numbers? We’ll look what are the options to correlate relative estimates to absolute numbers. Consider options for predicting the speed, pessimistic and optimistic scenarios.

(4) Explore Fibonnachi scale and why it works better than the linear one.

(5) Investigate how to update agile metrics on the regular basis: Velocity, Average Velocity, Remaining Backlog Size, Remaining Time

(6) Explore the importance of the clear Definition of Done for having agile metrics working reliably

(7) Observe the ways to re-estimate partially done work

(8) Expore how to use and update burn-down chart

Constraints and Class Arrangement

Tables which can accomodate a group of 5-6 people. Flip-chart paper, flip-chart markers, flip-chart stand. Workshop can accomodate 40-50 people. 

Session History

Last Updated 09 Feb 11:18