Using story count for estimation and planning?

Story counting is a technique for estimating and follow up on velocity. The technique is simple, you just count the number of stories completed in a sprint or in a period of time, and the result is your velocity. It’s based on a simple assumption:

Over time the bigger and smaller stories will cancel each other out, hence a simple count ends up the same. – Martin Fowler

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Retrospective exercise: Wheel of Five

There are a lot of retrospective exercises out there and most of them will achieve the same goal. But when it comes to find things to improve I have found this particular exercise a very good help. The result is often a good list of improvements, but I also like that it forces the team to suggest things that they should stop doing.

Wheel of Five

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