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Agile Adoption Patterns: A Roadmap to Organizational Success by Amr Elssamadisy

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Chapter 12. Planning Poker

Planning Poker is a technique that enables a team to quickly come up with coarse-grained relative estimation of effort. This technique is useful in both release and iteration planning.

Business Value

Planning poker is an estimation technique that enables a team to effectively and quickly estimate the relative difficulty of requirements. This supports building a backlog for both the release and the iteration. Planning poker doesn’t really support any business values directly but indirectly affects all business values addressed by a backlog, which includes product utility, visibility, and time to market.

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Scott had read about the Planning Poker practice and its use in planning, but somehow he really couldn’t see getting ...

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