If you are new to agile development, you’re probably swimming in a sea of unfamiliar terms: user story, spike, sprint, stand up, points. In this series, we’re going to tackle one of agile’s trickiest concepts: What exactly is an agile “point,” and how does it relate to time and budget?
Points measure the complexity and effort required to complete a unit of work. Pathfinder uses points because we find they are both more efficient and accurate than estimates of hours.
That’s the technical definition, but let’s relate this to something you’re probably