Planning Poker: The Best Agile Planning Tool
Planning Poker is a digital card game designed to help agile and scrum development teams effectively set their sprint goals through collaborative planning and consensus-based estimations. Planning Poker is proven to be one of the most effective sprint planning tools for agile teams.
Three Ways to Play Planning Poker
We offer powerful ways for agile teams to play Planning Poker. Once a game organizer – typically a scrum master or project manager – creates an account, your team can start planning. While our Basic version is free for teams smaller than 10 people, our paid monthly and annual accounts provide powerful features to improve sprint planning and team productivity.
The Features You Need for Sprint Planning
Many teams see sprint planning as a chore. Planning Poker’s new features makes it fun and easy for your team to effectively and accurately set your sprint estimates:
- Play on mobile or desktop to support distributed teams
- Choose from multiple pointing scales to build a sprint that fits your team
- Register and play securely to protect your sprint
- Edit scores to build team consensus around estimates
- Expand your game room for larger agile teams (Select and Pro only)
- Export stories to simply manage your sprint (Select and Pro only)
- Monitor team velocity to ensure team members reach their goals (Select and Pro only)
- Add story details and acceptance criteria for accurate estimates (Select and Pro only)
- Build a custom pointing scale (Select and Pro only)
- Import and export to JIRA, TFS, VersionOne and other agile software (Select and Pro only)
The Team Behind Planning Poker
Planning Poker was popularized by Mike Cohn, founder of Mountain Goat Software. In 2014, Cohn partnered with digital product development agency 352 Inc. to build the new version of PlanningPoker.com, adding enhanced features and a modern design. As agile evangelists, the 352 development team continues to build new features and improve Planning Poker through user feedback and constant testing. Want to suggest a new feature or ask for help? Drop us a line.