story point estimation

Story Point Estimation Table – Easy Way to Start

Either you are just starting or you have already done estimations using story points (SPs) you might agree with us that it is very time consuming to calibrate estimations for the whole team. It takes time, it takes discussions and it takes statistics to influence improvements. This is why we wanted to assist this process by coming up with a story point estimation table.

If you do not know what story points are, read our article about different estimation types here.

At Teamhood we think some of it is still unavoidable, but we also think that a well written estimation table can get your team up to speed in shorter time.

Below you will find an agile story point estimation table which has 6 outcomes: 1,2,3,5,8,13 story points. 8 story points is a lot and has a potential for being broken down into smaller work items. While 13 is already too high risk and must be broken into smaller items. Just beware – breaking down large items as 13 points, should not mean that two items of 8 SPs and 5 SPs will remain… Story points math is a bad practice. Each broken down item should be estimated again individually, such can result in three items of 5 SPs each after breaking down one item of 13 SPs.

Story point estimation table

Disclaimer: by using this table we do not propose to convert story points into time or vice versa. Main goal is to have a faster calibration of estimations for Teams who got recently assembled or just started doing Scrum. To dive deeper into what is story points, how they are measured and why time as work effort can still make sense, we suggest watching the legendary presentation on Story Points by Mike Cohn from Google.

story point estimation table

If you are interested to learn more about why it is important to break down large user stories or epics, read this post. What is more, if you are not sure what are the reasons behind different aspects which involve story points size as we used Dependencies, Unknowns, Work effort, dive deeper by reading about what impacts work item size.

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