Scrum Poker Estimates for Jira

Scrum Poker Estimates for Jira helps teams run planning sessions in an interactive and engaging way by playing Planning poker.

Team members can import backlogs from Jira, estimate on Jira issues with a fun game by voting separately and avoid group think, reset rounds until the entire team agrees on an estimate and keep track of estimates. At the end of the session you can easily see the results of the estimations and send them to Jira if you used Jira issues from a backlog.

To get started with our app and begin with a planning session, please take a look at our documentation.

Configure Jira to send estimates  as Story Points to Story Type Jira Issues

  • Go to Settings - Issues inside your Jira instance


  • Access the Custom fields option


  • Look for the Story Points custom field


  • Click on the menu and select the Screens option


  • Add the desired Screen to the Story Points custom field by checking those projects you want Scrum Poker Estimates for Confluence to send estimates to Jira with the Jira add-on integration.

Once you changed and saved your preferences, you should be able to send estimates to Jira using Scrum Poker Estimates for Confluence - Jira integration add-on


1. Playing with a Jira backlog

Launching the App

  • Access a Jira project and go to the Scrum Poker App in the sidebar.


  • The Scrum Poker Estimates app will launch showing the main dashboard.


Setting up the game

  • After opening the Scrum Poker Estimates app in the project you'd like to estimate Jira issues on, click on the "Create Session" button.


  • Enter a name for your backlog for the planning session, so other team members can identify the what you're estimating on.


  • Then, you'll need to select how would you create tasks. You have to select the Import issues from Jira option.


  • Click on the Next button.


  • Select the Jira issues you want to include in your estimation session by clicking on the "+" of each task. Please note that only Jira issues in to To-do, Backlog, Selected for Development and Ready for Development.


  • You can review your selected tasks, before moving to the next step


  • After selecting all tasks for the estimation session, click on Next.

  • Select the type of card set you want to use on your estimation session.


  • Select the type of results you want for your estimations. Click on Create to finish the setup of the macro.



  • You’ll be sent to start the planning session. You can either continue to the session as Player or Observer or go back to the dashboard.




Playing Planning Poker


  • Launching the session

After creating a planning session you can access right away, or access an unfinished session through the Dashboard clicking "Join"


or inside the session clicking on the "Estimate Now" button.



     You’ll be sent to start the planning session. You can either continue to the session as Player or Observer or go back to the dashboard. Share the link of the Confluence page to your team members and they'll be asked how they want to join as well.



After selecting how you want to join the session, you'll be prompted with the dashboard for the planning session.


Once you see all the players are ready to play a session, click on Let's play.

           


  • The dashboard

The dashboard is divided in three. In the left side you'll see the players in the session

And also the list of tasks you'll be estimating.


In the center of the dashboard, you can find your card set and the buttons to vote and take other actions. Here you'll be able yo select your estimations.


In the right side, you'll see instantly the results of the estimations.




  • Vote

Select the card that best reflects your estimate


Click on Vote Now to enter your vote.


You'll be able to see what each person voted in the list of players and the results in the right side of the dashboard.

NOTE: This result will depend on the type of result you chosen in the setup.



To continue estimating another task, click on Next button in the right side of the dashboard.



  • New round - Reset round

When there are differences on the estimation between team members, you can always discuss their point of view and setup a new round by clicking on New Round.



  • Take a break

Whenever a team member needs to take a break for any reason, they can vote Take a break by clicking on the button.


Your vote will appear as a coffee mug in the players list and in the right side of the dashboard will appear a message to all the team members to let them know about the break.


To move on after the break, you'll need to reset the round and vote again. Click on the New Round button.



  • Finish session

After finishing the estimations, they will appear in the Tasks tabb in the left side of the dashboard.


We encourage you to send us feedback about your experience using the app after finishing the session. You can also contact us via email to hello@softwaredevtools.com or raise a ticket in our helpdesk.


You'll need to click on the Save Session button in the right side of the dashboard to finish the session.


You'll be sent to the summary table of your planning session with the estimations results.


  • Send estimations to Jira issues

Select the issues you want to send estimations to Jira.


Click on the "Send" button.


A confirmation pop-up will appear clarifying how estimations will be sent into the Jira issues.


2. Playing without a backlog

Launching the App

  • Access a Jira project and go to the Scrum Poker App in the sidebar.


  • The Scrum Poker Estimates app will launch showing the main dashboard.


Setting up the game

  • After opening the Scrum Poker Estimates app in the project you'd like to estimate Jira issues on, click on the "Create Session" button.


  • Enter a name for your backlog for the planning session, so other team members can identify the what you're estimating on.


  • Then, you'll need to select how would you create tasks. You have to select the Import issues from Jira option.


  • Click on the Next button.


  • Create your own tasks to estimate by typing them in the field and clicking Enter to add it.


  • After creating all your tasks to estimate, click on Next.


  • Select the type of card set you want to use on your estimation session.


  • Select the type of results you want for your estimations. Click on Create to finish the setup of the macro.



  • You’ll be sent to start the planning session. You can either continue to the session as Player or Observer or go back to the dashboard.




Playing Planning Poker


  • Launching the session

After creating a planning session you can access right away, or access an unfinished session through the Dashboard clicking "Join"


or inside the session clicking on the "Estimate Now" button.


     You’ll be sent to start the planning session. You can either continue to the session as Player or Observer or go back to the dashboard. Share the link of the Confluence page to your team members and they'll be asked how they want to join as well.



After selecting how you want to join the session, you'll be prompted with the dashboard for the planning session.


Once you see all the players are ready to play a session, click on Let's play.

           


  • The dashboard

The dashboard is divided in three. In the left side you'll see the players in the session

And also the list of tasks you'll be estimating.


In the center of the dashboard, you can find your card set and the buttons to vote and take other actions. Here you'll be able yo select your estimations.


In the right side, you'll see instantly the results of the estimations.




  • Vote

Select the card that best reflects your estimate


Click on Vote Now to enter your vote.


You'll be able to see what each person voted in the list of players and the results in the right side of the dashboard.

NOTE: This result will depend on the type of result you chosen in the setup.



To continue estimating another task, click on Next button in the right side of the dashboard.



  • New round - Reset round

When there are differences on the estimation between team members, you can always discuss their point of view and setup a new round by clicking on New Round.



  • Take a break

Whenever a team member needs to take a break for any reason, they can vote Take a break by clicking on the button.


Your vote will appear as a coffee mug in the players list and in the right side of the dashboard will appear a message to all the team members to let them know about the break.


To move on after the break, you'll need to reset the round and vote again. Click on the New Round button.



  • Finish session

After finishing the estimations, they will appear in the Tasks tabb in the left side of the dashboard.


We encourage you to send us feedback about your experience using the app after finishing the session. You can also contact us via email to hello@softwaredevtools.com or raise a ticket in our helpdesk.


You'll need to click on the Save Session button in the right side of the dashboard to finish the session.


You'll be sent to the summary table of your planning session with the estimations results.




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