The planning poker tool was James’s practical solution to stalled planning meetings. But I think there is specifically one important thing that most teams are still missing while using planning poker and, therefore, they are not making the most of it. The original planning poker employs story points, not time-based estimates. So yes, it was intended to estimate with relative numbers.
The nice thing about the Pointing Poker site is that it is really simple. If all is needed is planning poker during a remote backlog refinement session then this is a great little tool.
We use story points to estimate through planning poker — physical cards used during colocated sessions and virtual cards during distributed sessions. We currently do our estimation during the sprint planning meetings, but now that we are an established team and understand our velocity, we are making the move to estimating high-priority items during product backlog refinement sessions when we.Planning Poker is consensus based technique for estimating Product Backlog items or other things in Scrum. Usually teams estimate the relative size of items. Planning Poker results in reliable and efficient estimations because the team gains a common understanding about the items. Planning Poker is a variation of the Wideband Delphi method.Product Backlog refinement is typically defined as: “further refining items on the Product Backlog so that there is a shared understanding of what needs to be achieved”. While it’s a very accurate description of what it is, it is not very specific as to what that process would look like.
Sprint Planning is an Agile Scrum Event that assists Development Teams in creating a transparent understanding of what can be built and how. During the Sprint Planning meeting, the team defines the goal, scope and norms for the Sprint. In this phase, the team agrees on how the Product Backlog brings Increments and commits to what should be implemented in the Sprint.Read More
Definition. Sprint planning is an event in the Scrum framework where the team determines the product backlog items they will work on during that sprint and discusses their initial plan for completing those product backlog items. Teams may find it helpful to establish a sprint goal and use that as the basis by which they determine which product backlog items they work on during that sprint.Read More
Planning poker, also called Scrum poker, is a consensus-based, gamified technique for estimating, mostly used to estimate effort or relative size of development goals in software development.In planning poker, members of the group make estimates by playing numbered cards face-down to the table, instead of speaking them aloud.Read More
Backlog grooming, also referred to as backlog refinement or story time, is a recurring event for agile product development teams. The primary purpose of a backlog grooming session is to ensure the next few sprints worth of user stories in the product backlog are prepared for sprint planning. Regular backlog grooming sessions also help ensure the right stories are prioritized and that the.Read More
More details. Agile Poker is a flexible toolkit for estimating your backlog to get it ready for grooming and planning.Inspired by the most popular estimation methods, it derives the best scrum estimating practices from each of them. The app supports team managers in getting trustworthy estimates for accurate planning, by engaging all team members in the process.Read More
The Development Team. Obviously, the people doing the work will need to be in the sprint planning meeting. Designers, developers, test engineers—anyone who will contribute to the work product—needs to be in attendance and actively participate in this meeting so that they can walk away with a solid understanding of what’s expected of them and what is priority to work on over the next sprint.Read More
Backlog Refinement is a short meeting where the product owner and scrum master attend before the sprint planning. It makes the sprint planning meeting more efficient because you can filter out requirements that need to be investigated more to be able to be sprint planned. One can also detect requirements that be detailed for the sprint to be ready. If you do not prepare the sprint planning by.Read More
SCRUM CHECKLIST. Product Backlog refinement is the act of adding detail, estimates, and order to items in the Product Backlog. This is an ongoing process in which the Product Owner and the Team collaborate on the details of the Product Backlog, refine and revise it. It ensures that the Team and Product Owner have sufficiently defined Product Backlog items so that Sprint Planning runs more.Read More
I’ve also written previously about user story refinement which is a rough process for allowing ourselves to refine user stories to the point that they can be worked on. Planning Poker. We run planning poker sessions when a product backlog is first created. You don’t necessarily need to run the session against the entire product backlog if.Read More
Product backlog grooming or refinement plays an important part of creating and updating a product in an agile context. Done correctly, it helps you develop a successful product, a product that benefits the customers and users and the organisation developing it. This post provides my tips on grooming the product backlog. It answers questions I often get asked by product owners: Why is grooming.Read More