Does it fit into a Sprint?

Agile estimations introduce a new method for forecasting the delivery of work. It can take some influence to win over managers into accepting relative estimates rather than time-specific estimates. Building more accurate estimates both builds confidence and predictability in delivery.

One of the very first estimation activities an agile teams learns is whether work will fit into a single Sprint and still meet the Definition of Done. Teams learn what fits into a Sprint, and what doesn’t, and then how to vertically slice up work so that it can:

  • Meet the Definition of Done.
  • Deliver value, some element of useful and valuable utility, to users and customers.

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