SME Availability

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Definition of SME Availability

An Environmental Variable that indicates whether or not there are Subject Matter Experts available who have the knowledge or expertise you need, when you need it.


When estimating Acceptance-Based Stories we need to ignore Impediments caused by Environmental Variables (Organizational Noise, Team Ability, Technical Debt, SME Availability, and others specific to your environment); we ignore the portion of the effort that is based on the Team and the Organization and focus only on the Story’s Intrinsic Difficulty.

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"SME Availability" Accessed Jun 22, 2024.