According to Agile practice, teams should be co-located, working together face to face. In reality, however, many Agile teams are not sharing an office space, not even work in the same time zone. Some teams, due to the unplanned circumstances, are forced to turn into remote teams and adjust the way they work.
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Scrum Teams follow certain rules and ceremonies. The same goes for backlog estimations to assure the equal evaluation patterns at all times. Those rules need quick and easy checkpoints to protect the effectiveness and quality of final estimates.
In this article, I would like to share a simple checklist for effective estimations that will support Scrum Masters and Product Owners who estimate together with the Development Teams. Why is this list helpful?
Have you ever struggled with organizing and prioritizing marketing ideas coming from different sides? These days, when marketing is more and more about continuous testing and extracting learnings out of those activities, it is useful to have processes and tools that support you with experimenting.
In this article, you will find a representation of a workflow for marketing tests we are adopting in our company, as well as illustrated detailed instructions on how to implement all of this in Jira.
When you start estimating your backlog as a team you may encounter some unexpected challenges. You then think of different ways to overcome them by trying different approaches to estimating, but the reality is whatever method you use you have to make sure it serves your team, your goals, and the way you work. This is why, when choosing the right tool it has to give you the freedom and flexibility in finding your favorite way to estimate and get your backlog ready for grooming and planning.
Here, I want to bring up and describe all the estimation modes currently available in Agile Poker for Jira and highlight some advantages and recommendations for each of them to help you identify and introduce the right method for your team.