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Monitor game progress and results in Slack

View estimation reports in Slack for an accurate planning.

What’s it for

You can track and assess the ongoing estimation planning poker game's status in Slack. Actioner's Planning poker app app provides reports for informed decision-making and accurate prioritization.

How it works

You can access reports through the notification sent to the dedicated Slack channel clicking the Game reports button.

Total estimation of the game

The first report is Total estimation, shows you the cumulative effort estimation for all tasks in the game. It gives you an overview of the total work expected for the entire set of issues.

Total estimation result
Total estimation result

Estimated issues report

Estimated issues report, lists all tasks in the game along with their individual effort estimates. This report helps you see which tasks have already been estimated and what level of effort is associated with each task.

Distribution of estimations report

The Distribution of estimations report breaks down the distribution of effort estimates into categories (e.g., small, medium, large). It visually presents how many tasks fall into each category, helping you identify patterns in the estimation process.

Distribution of estimation results
Distribution of estimation results

How to get started

  1. Install Planning poker app to your Slack workspace.
  2. Type /planning in Slack and select the Create game workflow to create a new Planning poker game. 
  3. Add issues to the game with using Add issue button.
  4. Start the session by clicking Start/Next button.
  5. Once the game is in progress, you can view reports through clicking the Game reports button in the dedicated channel.

Some other handy workflows

Play Planning poker in Slack

Create planning poker game in Slack and collaborate in dedicated channels.

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Manage Planning poker issues in Slack

Add, remove, track any issue in planning poker game right in Slack.

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Slack-first collaborative estimation

Assign and comment on issue estimates, view contributors, reveal votes, and much more in Slack.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I customize the estimation options in Planning Poker for Slack?

Yes, you can choose from various estimation options like Fibonacci, T-shirt sizes, and even create custom estimation options to suit your team's preferences and needs when creating a new Planning Poker game.

Can I use Planning Poker for estimating non-software tasks in Slack?

Yes, Planning Poker can be used for estimating any type of task or project, not limited to software development. It's a versatile estimation technique applicable to various domains.

Can I integrate the Planning Poker App into my own project management tool?

Yes, you can. We currently support integration with Jira. If you are using a different project management tool other than Jira and would like to connect it, please feel free to contact us.