Javier Lopez
4 min readJan 22, 2023

What’s the problem just discussing how big a story is, the problem is the focus, why is valuable to give a number to a user story?


Story points are an invention of XP (extreme programming), in XP, stories were originally estimated in time. They used to use ideal days, but no day is ideal, so they go a step further, and they abstract it by points.