The Agile Process - Values Used
The agile process defines two levels of estimation:
• feature level estimate - used to drive release planning and iteration/sprint scheduling
• work level estimate - used to allocate work across team members
See the Feature Estimate and Iteration Planning articles on our website for more detailed information.
In addition, different methodologies call for some differences in what gets tracked. Generally, there are two numeric values that can be used in tracking:
• work effort - how much time was spent
• remaining to do - best estimate of how much work effort remains to complete