[stohr-ee point]

Definition of StoryPoint

A relative measure of the size of a Story. Often confused with EffortPoint.


Some teams use Story Points to represent a relative measure of Ideal Effort, which is the effort a Story should take if things are as they should be; that is, an ideal Team and no Impediments. In other words, StoryPoints (Ideal Effort) are only about the Product, not about the difficulty (or ease) of development.

Because of impediments, some Story Points are harder than others; some two-point Stories may take more effort than some eight-point Stories – those darned Impediments often get in the way.

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"StoryPoint" Accessed Jun 17, 2024.