Category Archives for Agile

Burn Down Chart Template

A burn down chart provides a graphical representation of the work left to perform plotted against time. They are most commonly used during Agile software development to burn down the work remaining in the current sprint. If you’re involved in Agile project management you’ve probably seen these before, if not, read on and we will […]

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The Difference Between Themes, Epics and Stories

The current program I’m managing involves a large software component, and I’ve recently been getting confused about the difference between Agile Themes, Epics, and User Stories. Because of this I found myself scouring the Internet to understand the difference, and have summarized the difference below, starting with the broadest level and working down. Themes These […]

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Advantages of Story Points

In the article Story Points Explained, I spent a lot of time going through exactly what a story point is, and how it’s impossible to say how much time an individual story point will take to complete. Since then, it has occurred to me that having spent so much time relating story points to hours, it might […]

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Story Points Explained

When presenting program plans to senior leaders the topic of story points often arises when examining the plans of R&D teams using Agile, and I’m inevitably asked about the relationship between story points vs. hours. Senior management are looking for an answer along the lines of “one story point = 5.5 hours”, or something to that affect. […]

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