Team Estimation

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Question Description

Assignment Details:

  • For each story (requirement), one individual will serve as the Product Owner. All others on the team will serve as Team Members for that same story. Rotate the Product Owner role for each story. All Product Owners should feel free to ad lib additional details in order to answer any clarification questions from their team members.
  • Note for two-person teams: For each story listed below, a team member must take on the role of Product Owner and Team Member simultaneously.
  • Describe the estimation process that you and your partners went through.
  • What were some of the challenges?
  • What were some of the assumptions you had for each story before playing poker? How did your assumptions differ from your partners?
  • Describe the process you went through to reach agreement on the final sizing of each work effort.

Assignment Ground Rules: Along with partners, play estimation poker for the following scenarios.

  • Discuss your assumptions and any clarifying questions you may have for each other prior to playing the first round of poker.
  • After each round of poker, discuss why you “voted” the way you did. Then play another round of poker after your discussion.
  • Play estimation poker for multiple rounds, but not more than 3 rounds, until you get agreement on the size of each work effort. If you and your partner’s estimates are relatively close, then agree on the final estimate after further discussion.
  • Estimate in terms of story points. Use the following site or a comparable one that creates online sprint planning poker cards to help you with the estimation effort. https://www.planningpoker.com/

Stories for Assignment:

  1. As a responsible adult, I would like to tie my shoes, so that I don’t trip and fall.
  2. As a consumer, I would like to drive to the neighborhood market, so that I can buy groceries.
  3. As a local traveler, I would like to drive to Ogallala Nebraska, so that I can take a short vacation for 3 days.
  4. As a world traveler, I would like to fly to Shanghai China, so that I can take an extended vacation for 3 weeks.

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School: University of Maryland

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Running Head: POKER ESTIMATION PROCESS

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POKER ESTIMATION PROCESS
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POKER ESTIMATION PROCESS

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Poker Estimation Process

As an Adult
Estimation Process
The estimation process started with a contribution from each member. Every team member was
required to present his assumption concerning the relationship between falling and not tying the
shoe races when comes to adults (Cohn, 2017)The points are noted down, compared, discussed
and summarized to reach into a consensus. There are a Product Owner, moderator and three
more individuals who are the team members. The moderator is recording all the estimation by
the team members. The card is picked and discussion is welcomed by the team members.
Problem Encountered
Some of the members are contributed while they have lost their temper. A domineering
personality which makes some members dominate the contribution and others lacking time to
give their views. Assumptions are not being completed within the stipulated time, there is much
discussion. There was time wastage as discussions do not take on time, it is difficulty in starting.
Some members are not active and some of the ideas are not discussed as a team, Conflict within
members which made their contribution ineffective.

Some of the Assumptions
The assumptions were based on opinions, facts and arguments like; the shoes may not
necessarily make one fall if the shoe races are not tied. Other factors will matter, like the way

POKER ESTIMATION PROCESS

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you walk. Before the athletes go to the field they have to tie their shoes tight, they know one can
fall. Are you careful while walking?, Stress and other psychological problems which might
interfere with walking. Another one, I slightly agree on your opinion that shoe races may not
matter much, however, it is important...

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