Short Answers #1: When Stories Are Larger Than Planned

I’m experimenting with video for what is likely become a new series here. In these “Short Answers” posts, I’ll answer an agile question in about a minute. Use the comments to suggest questions you’d like to see in future Short Answers.

In this post, I answer the question, “What should I do when I discover in the middle of a sprint that a story is larger than we planned?” Several people have asked me this, and the answer is not, “Suck it up and work 80 hours to get everything done.”

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