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When working with user stories, do you prefer to use story points or ideal days? Or something other?

Hi, I was wondering what is your experience and preference to estimate user stories. Story points, ideal days or do you use any other method? Why did you select the particular one?
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Depends on the size of the story. Early on, when all you have is the "Card", t-shirt sizing might be as good as you can get, but as the details of the requirements evolve, shifting to story points supports velocity-based forecasting.


If you use story points the worst thing you can do is trying to translate it in days or any other type of units. The amount of time you will spend to create the piece of product is determined for the amount of user stories you can put into each sprint.

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