Epics are large, complex work items that are broken down into smaller, more manageable user stories. Estimating the size of these Epics is a critical part of project management. In this blog post, we explore the key questions related to estimating Epics and present a systematic way to do so using Random Walk Monte Carlo (RWMC) simulation.
The widely accepted method of using story points has been a failure, leading to misleading estimates and frustration all around. But there’s a better way. Discover a simpler and more effective approach that leads to predictable delivery and motivated teams by asking one simple question for each piece of work.
Use this handy tool to understand when you might complete remaining work. Monte-carlo simulator. Probabilistic forecasting.
If you’re going to use story points in Scrum, here’s how to do it. Story point estimation can drag Scrum teams and software developers into a pit of despair, frustration, and waste. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the use of story points in Agile teams.
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