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Once stories have been adequately detailed and organized, they can be estimated. The story estimate is a quick, rough sizing that drives release and sprint planning. It is the value that is used to calculate the project team's velocity.
How does Agile define Estimates?
Agile defines estimation on two levels:
Feature-level Estimate - Used to drive release planning and sprint scheduling
Work-level Estimate - Used to allocate work across team members
In addition, different methodologies call for some differences in what's tracked. Generally, there are two numeric values that can be used in tracking:
Work Effort - How much time was spent
Remaining To Do - Best estimate of how much work effort remains to complete
Here's how Estimates work in Lifecycle...
These attributes are used within Lifecycle and map to the agile process values.
Estimate (also called a Backlog Item or Requirement) - Feature-level estimate and is used in velocity calculations, scope values, and feature- level burndowns.
Planned Estimate - a copy of the initial value entered in the Estimate field; not used in reporting or rollups.
Detail Estimate - Work-Level Estimate that can be defined at the feature, task, or test level. It is used to allocate work to various team members.
Effort - Incremental entry of the work effort, typically entered daily.
Effort Tracking must be enabled to make the Effort fields available.
Done - accumulation of work effort over time for a task, test, feature or rolled up within a project
To Do - the Remaining To Do estimate as of the last update
Estimate - user-entered feature level estimate for a backlog item, defect, or testset
Planned Estimate - defaults to the initial Estimate value but can be user-entered; used to calculate Estimate Accuracy
Detail Estimate - user-entered work level estimate for a task or test when tracking at that level; work level estimate for a backlog item, defect, or testset when tracking at that level
ToDo - defaults to initial Detail Estimate but can be user-entered
Effort - user-entered incremental work effort since last update
Done - system-calculated effort total
ToDo - user-entered estimate of remaining work; system calculated totals are available as additional attributes.
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