In this episode (brought to you by KingswaySoft), Neil Benson covers:

  • The benefits of planning poker: gain a shared understanding of the work, bring diverse perspectives to the estimation process and estimate the work as we learn about the Dynamics 365 system.
  • Who plays planning poker: the role of Scrum team developers, the product owner and proxy product owners in estimation.
  • When to play planning poker during each sprint: sprint planning and storytime.
  • What to play planning poker with: planning poker cards, com, or, or ScrumPoker4Devs from the Visual Studio Marketplace.
  • How to play planning poker: describe the requirement, estimate independently, reveal estimations, discuss outliers and play again until consensus is reached.
  • Things to do before you play: agree your estimation units and scale, baseline user story and definition of done.

Remember to download the Scrum Terms Worksheet for a handy guide to all the Scrum terms you hear in this episode.

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