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12 common mistakes made when using Story Points

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I’ve heard many different explanations of what Story Points mean and how you should use them. This article aims to remove some of the mystery surrounding Story Points. I will also share the most common misconceptions I have encountered.

What do Story Points represent?

Story Points represent the effort required to put a PBI (Product Backlog Item) live. Each Story Point represents a normal distribution of time. For example: 1 Story Point could represent a range of 4–12 hours, 2 Story Points 10–20 hours and so on. This time distribution is unknown during estimation. By using reference PBI’s relative to which to estimate, it is not necessary to know how much time it takes. You just want to have a rough indication of how much time it will take to complete.

Maarten Dalmijn
Source: Deloitte Development
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