Field description - Story points
Story points are used in iterative development processes like Scrum, to estimate the size of a task/issue.
Default name: Story points
Terminology variations: None.
In-Use: Optional. This field can be set to be used in the issue field configuration.
Mandatory: Optional. This field can be set as mandatory, but need not be.
Data type: Integer.
Access restrictions: (Default) Created: "Read/Write" for all internal users, and "No access" for external or support users. Editing: "Read/Write" for all internal users, and "No access" for external or support users.
Affected by these settings:
General > Settings > Issue configurations > Issue rules.
Fixed time can be used in issue rules, either as a criterion, or being set in the rule action.
Story points are used in iterative processes like Scrum, where you estimate how many Story points an issue will take to complete, instead of estimating the number of hours to complete.