Every Agile team is different from each other and every team has its own way of working. Every team has its boundaries, capabilities, and smells. A team also evolves and adopts over a period of time to work together to deliver maximum value. Agile-based concepts are also built with the same mindset. We first need to know the team capabilities and rhythm over a period of time to fully understand the delivered value. In Scrum we call it the velocity of the team to deliver value in a Sprint. Based on the velocity of the team, we do the capacity planning as to how much a team can deliver in a Sprint and accordingly, plan the product and Sprint backlog.
In this chapter, we will cover the following to understand the estimating process, capacity planning, and time tracking better:
Understanding the Estimating process
Understanding Time tracking
Using Story points to estimate story in GreenHopper
Using ideal hours to estimate story in GreenHopper