Feature Size Distribution

A common question for beginner and intermediate-level squads is what does ‘good’ look like when creating a Feature. This usually includes some sort of quantifiable measure around how large said Feature should be.

Rather than trying to look externally for a ‘best practice’ solution, we should instead look internally. By collecting every Feature, and the number of child User Stories beneath them, and tallying them up into a histogram we can see what a ‘typical’ Feature has looked like up until now. This should in turn spark questions around the characteristics of those Features, namely:

If you'd like to know how this visualisation could be implemented in your organisation, feel free to contact me!