How to estimate JIRA issues with Planning Poker
In this short tutorial you can learn how to set up an integration with JIRA in PlanningPoker.live and estimate tickets with ease
Planning Poker is a consensus-based technique for estimating effort or complexity. It is often used in agile software development to estimate user stories or product backlog items, making it an ideal fit for estimating JIRA issues.
Benefits of using Planning Poker to estimate JIRA issues
There are several benefits to using Planning Poker to estimate JIRA issues:
- Improved communication and collaboration: Planning Poker encourages team members to discuss their estimates and come to a consensus. This can help to improve communication and collaboration within the team.
- More realistic estimates: Planning Poker helps to reduce the impact of cognitive biases on estimates. This can lead to more realistic estimates of the effort or complexity involved in each issue.
- Increased team confidence: Planning Poker can help to increase team confidence in their estimates. This is because estimates are made based on the collective knowledge and experience of the team.
Recent issues in the JIRA dropdown
Steps to integrate JIRA with PlanningPoker.live
To estimate JIRA issues with Planning Poker, follow these steps:
- Create an estimation session. You can do this on a website like planningpoker.live. You will need to set your nickname and create a new room.
- Connect your JIRA account to your Planning Poker account. This will allow you to select and view JIRA issues directly from the planning poker session. To do this, just click on the button shown below. If you do not have a free PlanningPoker.live account, you'll be prompted to create one. You'll then be redirected to Jira where you can choose which project you want to link to PlanningPoker.live.
Click on the "Connect to Jira" button to link your account
- Select the JIRA issues that you want to estimate. Once connected, click on the "Edit topic" button and select a recent issue from the dropdown menu. You can also use the topic name field to search for Jira issues - they will appear in the dropdown as well.
- Discuss the estimates and come to a consensus. That's it! Select an issue and once everyone has cast their vote, the results will be displayed. Discuss the estimates and come to a consensus on the estimate for each issue.
Use the topic editor to search for issues
Some further tips
Here are some tips for estimating JIRA issues with the Planning Poker technique:
- Use a clear and concise estimation scale. A common estimation scale is the Fibonacci sequence (1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13). This scale is effective because it allows for a wide range of estimates, but it is still relatively easy to understand and use.
- Don't be afraid to revise your estimates as you learn more about the work involved. It is perfectly normal to revise your estimates as you learn more about the issue and the work involved.
- Hold regular Planning Poker sessions to estimate new JIRA issues and to revisit the estimates for existing issues. This will help to ensure that your estimates are always up-to-date and that your team is on track to deliver projects on time and on budget.
By following these tips, you can use Planning Poker to effectively estimate JIRA issues and improve your team's communication, collaboration, and confidence.