[ef-ert point]

Definition of EffortPoint

A relative measure of the actual effort it will take to ‘do’ a Story. Often confused with StoryPoint.


The sizing in EffortPoints may be useful for the Team’s Sprint Planning and the sizing in StoryPoints is necessary if it is tracking the expenditure of budgeted StoryPoints.

Many Teams want to consider actual effort as well as size when they estimate a Story, and I recommend that the Team estimate both StoryPoints and EffortPoints in this case.

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