Why we stopped breaking down stories into tasks

The Scrum process says to break down stories into tasks to make estimation easier, encourage collaboration and to be able to shoow more granular progress during a sprint.

But after a few sprints, we decided to do the next sprint without creating tasks. As a result we drastically increased our velocity and never went back.

Here I‘ll jot down some of the reasons we decided to do this:

# 1. Breaking down stories into tasks is time consuming

Our planning sessions took about 3 hours and at least 50% of that time was spent breaking down stories into tasks.


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