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The Case for Not Counting Story Points

Story points have their place in Agile for the foreseeable future, but they leave much to be desired by engineering leaders. Kevin discusses the flaws of counting story points for reporting and strategic decision making purposes.

What is Allocation?

One of the most common questions we hear technical leaders ask is, which metrics are actually worth tracking? At Jellyfish, we believe that Allocation should be the first metric that modern engineering leaders measure.

NEWSFLASH: Your CEO Doesn’t Give a Flying Fortran About Velocity

If you’re a VP of Engineering who proudly shows improving Velocity and related metrics to your CEO, watch out! Your CEO probably doesn’t know what she is signing up for and certainly doesn’t care about actual story points or Velocity, so showing these to her is only decreasing her trust in your ability to do the job.