Don’t Take Partial Credit for Semi-Finished Stories


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Coming close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades.

That pretty much sums up my view on whether teams should take partial credit on nearly finished stories when calculating velocity. In this newsletter, though, I do want to address some of the reasons why.