"Planning poker, also called Scrum poker, is a consensus-based, gamified technique for estimating work"
You can engage your team in an easy, secure and fun way to build consensus-based work estimates in Slack. Troopr will ask about task estimates to the planning poker participants in Slack and will send summary responses as Slack channel report and web report.
To set up a Planning Poker Check-in, navigate to "Troopr Assistant" Home tab, click on "New team Check-in" and select "Planning Poker" from the drop-down.
In the setup form give your planning poker session a name and pick the participants who will estimate the tasks in the planning poker session.
In the next step, choose the tasks that you want your team members to estimate. If you are connected to Jira (Server or Cloud) in your Troopr workspace you will be able to search any issue in the projects you have access to. You can search by issue key or summary.
Once you have selected the issues, you can pick the story point options.
Once the participants, questions and estimate options are set, you can now choose when and where you want to results of the planning poker session.
In this step, you can set
"Wait Time" - the time period for the planning poker session after which results will be shared
"Send report to channels" - the Slack channels where the Check-in report with results will be sent. Support multiple channels.
"Send report to people" - Select people in your Slack workspace who will receive the report. You can choose to configure any number of people to receive the report.
One of #2, #3 above are mandatory to complete the setup.
To start a planning poker check-in, start by typing the following command in any Slack channel:
Click on "My Check-ins" and choose the planning poker checkin from the list. Choose "Run Now" from other actions. Confirm to start the session immediately.
The participants of the Planning poker will be prompted to answer in Slack with a private msg like this one. Participants can answer anytime before the end of wait time.
On clicking on the "Answer" button, participants will be asked to choose their estimates for each task. The form can be submitted once all questions are answered.
Troopr delivers an actionable report with Planning Poker results in Slack.
You can update the issues in the report directly from within Slack. Click on the "Take Action" button against the issue when available or simply type the issue key in Slack to unfurl the issue details with actions. Click on "Edit" to open the issue edit form in Slack. Here you can update the estimate and/or update any other issue field without the need to navigate to Jira.
Troopr also delivers a persistent detailed report in Troopr web app. This is useful to keep record of the sessions for future historical reference and also share with other team members.
You can create any number of such Planning Poker Check-ins. Troopr runs completely inside Slack and is deeply integrated with Jira making it a convenient choice for agile teams using Slack and Jira.