Connect Linear & for Effortless Agile Estimation

Integrate with Linear to estimate your user stories and tasks. Say goodbye to manual data entry & hello to seamless planning meetings!

Gergely Bihary

Last updated: Apr 7, 2024
Issues in a sprint screen in the Linear app


Planning poker is a cornerstone of agile project management. This estimation technique fosters collaboration and reduces bias by allowing teams to anonymously assign effort points to user stories and tasks in a gamified setting. This leads to more realistic project timelines and better resource allocation.

Linear is a project management tool loved for its clean interface and its features that cater specifically to agile workflows. This blog post will guide you through integrating with Linear, enabling you to seamlessly estimate your Linear issues during your next planning session.

Steps to Integrate with Linear:

  1. Create a free account on It only takes a minute to get started!
  2. Navigate to the "Integrations" menu (or edit the topic of a planning round) and select "Import"
Import dropdown in the topic editor

Choose Linear from the Import dropdown

  1. Choose "Connect to Linear" from the available options.
  2. You'll be directed to the Linear authorization screen. Grant Planning access to your Linear account by clicking "Authorize Planning Poker".
Linear Auth screen

Authorize Planning Poker to read issues and write estimate results back

  1. Voila! Linear is now connected! When you click on the topic editor, the auto-suggest box will display tickets from your recent Linear history. Additionally, the editor acts as a search bar, allowing you to search all of your Linear issues for easy selection.
    Linear issues in the Planning Poker topic editor

    Linear issues in the topic editor after successful connection

Say goodbye to manual data entry! With Linear integrated, Planning automatically populates your planning session with your Linear issues, eliminating the need for time-consuming copy-and-paste operations. This translates to smoother planning sessions and more time dedicated to collaborative estimation.

Effortless Data Flow: Once you've reached a consensus on the effort points for each issue, seamlessly transmits the estimates back to your Linear workspace. This two-way synchronization eliminates the need for manual data entry after the planning session, saving you valuable time and reducing the risk of errors.

By combining the collaborative power of planning poker with the intuitive interface of Linear, you can ensure your agile projects have a strong foundation and are delivered on time. Give a try today and experience the difference in your estimation process!

Want to learn more about planning poker? Check out our other blog posts for in-depth guides and best practices to make your planning sessions even more effective.