How to make planning poker work for distributed agile teams

Hey guys! So a lot of you must have used planning poker for story sizing during your spring planning or scheduling sessions. It is a very powerful tool to predict how much work a team can get done in a sprint or in the coming few weeks. More importantly though, planning poker is great for the entire team to understand the features and tasks that they will be working on in the coming sprints.

Planning poker works great for teams that are co located, but for teams that are distributed, and don't work from the same office, it might be a tricky exercise to run. Luckily, we have tools that allow teams to run online planning poker meetings as well! In this video I walk you guys through one such exercise. Hope this helps!

 

Kickstart Agile Series

Hey everyone! Welcome to the first video on  YouTube channel.

 I have worked with distributed agile teams for the past 11 years and helped many teams and organisations make their agile transformations. Over the course of my career, I have seen most teams face similar challenges and have he same questions, and so I thought I would help by posting these videos on YouTube. 
This is a first in a series called kickstart agile, where I will talk about how to make sure you set up your agile team and project up for success. 
To know more about agile and scrum methodologies and agile software development, start here: https://www.agilealliance.org/agile101/
To know what user stories are and how they are used in the agile dev cycle, and how to write narratives, I always go back to this: https://www.mountaingoatsoftware.com/...
If you have any questions, suggestions or feedback, do write to me here: contact@distributedagileassociation.com. 
I would love to speak with you and discuss more in the comments section below. 

Kickstart Agile

Hello world! 

Welcome to the Digital Agile Association. My name is Pritika Gulliani and I am the founder of the Distributed Agile Association.

With the popularity of agile ever increasing, scrum and agile is no longer adopted just by small co located team. As distributed teams become more prevalent, there is a need to re imagine agile teams. 

My goal here on the Distribute Agile Association is to : 

  • Create a community of people all sharing their experiences about working in distributed scrum teams. 
  • Provide tips, tricks and resources that could help distributed teams work seamlessly. 
  • Talk about the latest developments in the agile and scrum world. 

I am so glad you are here and I welcome you to join our growing community. Lets get started!