Scrum Burndown at Intronis Technologies

We were pleased to read the post Jeff Sutherland wrote on his blog on Sunday, April 5, 2009 where he stated,

“Intronis, one of my venture group portfolio companies, started their first Scrum with burning down story points and has never looked back.”

Thanks Jeff! We are honored to receive such a compliment. For us, the point system is sort of a cross between hours and difficulty level. It took a few Sprints to get used to the point system, but now that we have, we know exactly what a person means when they assign a point value of a ‘2’ to a Story. The point system has created a sense of freedom wherein we don’t focus on hours, we simply focus on burning down our points. This has led to a decrease in stress around the office and a significant increase in velocity.

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