Need help with computer science and a Team Estimation/Poker Exercise

Jan 9th, 2016
Price: $20 USD

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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.

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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