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Planning Poker for estimating your product backlog activities in an async method for collocated, distributed, remote Agile teams
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If any of the questions you can answer "yes," then Async Poker is for you:

  • As an engineer, have you ever been tired of being interrupted with your development by a planning poker session?
  • As a facilitator, have you become fed up with your team for not being ready for the sessions?
  • Are you tired of the long hours of traditional planning poker sessions?
  • Are you in search of the accuracy of estimation?
  • Are you looking to get a better-written story description?
  • Do you want to cut down on time-wasting during estimate compilations?
  • Are you new to Planning poker sessions and find it complex?

All these issues can be resolved with Async Poker. You can now run your estimations in the background without any interruptions to your development. Take your time to do estimates and only discuss final points if there is a big difference between the team members' choices.

Async Poker does not make use of the traditional planning poker sessions. It uses the Asynchronous method for estimation.

Key Benefits

  • Accuracy of Estimation: Since team members can go through stories at their own pace, so the estimates are more accurate.
  • Better Written Story Description: Asynchronous planning poker triggers the practice of written story description with little to no room for verbal explanation. Therefore, any clarifications are also going to be presented in written form. This way, it removes the chances that the team will forget about those clarifications at the time they start working on the story.
  • Efficiency: Asynchronous planning poker empowers team members to study and provide estimates on stories based on their schedules.
  • No Time Wasted: Once all team member estimates are compiled and there are not many differences in the estimates, then there is no need for any kind of discussion.
  • Beneficial for Newbies: New members in a team usually need some extra time to dig stories and come up with the estimate.