Story pointing is less for predicting the time to outcome and more for getting everyone on the same page.

Thoughts on the PTOTD

Maarten Dalmijn said it the best: “The biggest value in estimating isn’t the estimate but to check if there is common understanding”

To that effect, think of story point estimates as a way for your team to iron out creases in the understanding of the solution. If they all align to the same number, you have consensus. Else, there is a discord on the solution complexity (and therefore the solution).

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