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Sory vs Tasks vs Dev spikes

Su I'm New Here Dec 07, 2021

As a SM, I am trying to start a new (first) sprint for a development team. I see Tasks, Technical and Exploratory spikes in the backlog. 

What DEV want to 

1. Does not want to create stories in the sprint. 

2. but want to estimate and track all issue types by story points (an available field only to story)

Any advice on this, how should I handle the situation?

3. Is there any effect on velocity using different issue types such as task, Technical and Exploratory spikes? I believe it does not - please confirm


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Hi @Su , welcome to the community!

You can edit the Story Points field context so that it applies to other issue types. By default, there are only two or three issue types that the story points field is scoped to.

When the stories/other tasks are created, they will go straight to the backlog, this is usually done by a Product Owner/Business Analyst/Project Manager or a similar role. Once the issues have been created, the developers can then have an estimation session to go through all of these issues on the backlog, refine them and then can provide an estimate for them.

For your 3rd and final question - velocity simply compares the number of story points committed at the beginning of the sprint to the number of story points completed within the Sprint. So regardless of what issue types you have points against, this is how the velocity chart will be calculated.

Hope this helps!

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