Exemplar Story

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Definition of Exemplar Story

An example Item used as a reference point for Estimation. For example, we could have exemplar Small, Medium, and Large Stories as reference points for Estimating Story Size or Effort.


There needs to be an Exemplar Story; one that is well-understood by the Team and has a known size.

We were not sure what to size this story, so we referenced our Exemplar Story.

We compared our new story to our exemplar story so that we could decide how to best accomplish the work.

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