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Manage Planning poker issues in Slack

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

What’s it for

Managing issues in a Planning Poker game involves adding and removing items for estimation. This process ensures that the list of issues to be estimated is kept up-to-date and accurate, facilitating effective planning and estimation discussions during the game.

How it works

After creating a game, users can use the Add issue and Remove issue buttons through the message in the dedicated channel created for the game.

Adding an issue to planning poker

Add issue workflow allows users to add an issue for estimation by providing an issue summary and description. After adding issues, the added issues are automatically sent to the dedicated channel for estimation when the game is started.

💡The game host can determine who can add issues for this session in the Game settings.

Add issues in Slack
Add issues in Slack

Removing an issue from Planning poker

Running Remove issue workflow allows you to remove issues they no longer wish to estimate from the game. The selected issues are removed from the game and will no longer be estimated.

How to get started

  1. Install Planning poker app to your Slack workspace.
  2. Type /planning in Slack and select Create game to create a new Planning poker game.
  3. In the notification sent to the Planning poker channel you can find the quick action buttons Add issue and Remove issue.

Some other handy workflows

Play Planning poker in Slack

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

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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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Monitor game progress and results in Slack

View estimation reports in Slack for an accurate planning.

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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.