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Sunday, April 4, 2010

Don't get all your stories done?

Read something interesting today in Scaling Software Agility

But at the high end, which looks like excellence incarnate, additional tuning may be required, because if a team truly hits 100 percent of stories on every iteration, then it is likely taking on too little work or deferring technical risk-laden stories until a later time. Effective agile teams typically run between 60 to 90 percent story acceptance, and even that percentage will vary significantly from iteration to iteration.

I have never read this before. I always thought you were supposed to get all of your stories done. He makes a good point that we are probably deferring technical debt to a later time. I thought you were supposed to do this though. I will keep looking around and see if other people agree with his statement.

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