Tim Beattie

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Relative Sizing

Facilitate conversation and gain shared alignment on sizing of complexity and value

foundation-culture-and-collaboration loop position

No. People

2+

Time

Varies

Difficulty

moderate

Participants

Facilitators, Team Members

What is it?

  • A mechanism for sizing different items relative to each other.
  • A tool to facilitate conversations, especially where there are different views on relative sizes.
  • Common techniques include use of story points, planning poker, t-shirt sizes and double figures.

Why use it?

  • Facilitates conversation
  • Helps align groups of people to reach consensus on their understanding regarding the size of complexity and/or value of an item.
  • Avoids the emotion, buffering and other negative side effects of absolute estimation.

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