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What are valid reasons for increasing the story points for a user story during or after a Sprint?

TL;DR I provide a little more dos-and-don'ts below, but here's the executive summary: Don't conflate level-of-effort with complexity, although they can be related. Don't treat story points as "...
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What are valid reasons for increasing the story points for a user story during or after a Sprint?

TL;DR: Don't mess with story points. They are an estimation tool, you use current knowledge at time of estimation to come up with a number. Any unexpected delay may cause you to deliver less than was ...
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What are valid reasons for increasing the story points for a user story during or after a Sprint?

Story points help the team plan for future sprints. If the team learns more about a story and wants to increase the number of points for future sprint planning meetings then that's fair enough. I ...
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Is it fine to correct an estimation of a story during execution?

Quick answers: If the story is in progress, but not complete, repointing would be unnecessary. Communicate potential delays immediately, but the points don't help there. The points are used to gauge ...
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What is the Product Owner's role/responsibility in a proof of concept with an external vendor?

A Proof of Concept (PoC) is a demonstration of an IT-based project's basic feasibility for one or more representative use cases. A well-planned and well-executed PoC ensures that a new IT solution's ...
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Can Gherkin style acceptance criteria be used as implementation detail for developers?

You can approach something like this - User story: As a ABC App Product Team Member, I want to do X, So that App/User can do Y. Acceptance Criteria: Given certain framework/solution is ready-to-use, ...
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