gamified agile effort estimation

users: remote agile teams

problem: remote effort estimation sessions are bulky and time-consuming

goal: enable faster team effort pointing, leading to more available development time

agile team outcomes: 

  • add or import user stories for estimation "game"
  • invite team members to a game
  • estimate effort for stories using different and custom point scales
  • add, edit, remove, drag and drop user stories
  • track and measure velocity
  • manage average velocity vs. manual input
  • export results (.csv)

lessons learned: 

  • don't build every single thing your customers request from support
  • a little swag goes a long way at trade shows