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What Are (Story) Points Worth?

A closer look at one of the most misunderstood parts of Agile planning

If you've ever worked in an Agile environment, you'll have heard of story points - and at some point, it's likely you'll have seen (or been involved in) a disagreement over what they actually mean. Story points are a great tool for estimating the effort involved in completing a piece of work, but they're very commonly misunderstood or misused in ways that can make them at least as bad as the problems they're intended to solve.

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Becoming Agile: Last Things First

Sometimes, the best place to start is not at the beginning.

When you hear people talk about "Agile", what's the first thing you think of?

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Now, Next, Never

How to plan less and do more

Planning is important. We've all heard that "failing to plan is planning to fail", and anyone who's worked in a corporate environment will have seen just how much time some businesses spend on planning for the future. For some of us, however, the difficulty is in what comes next - moving from planning to doing.

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