We came up with this idea while playing DominoQQ, we thought that why dont we made a permanent poker card games to play against or a team. We run Planning Poker sessions on stories within our product backlog which enables us to relatively ‘T-Shirt’ size the stories into Small, Medium or Large. It’s been something we’ve been doing for some time and I’m sure Kirsten will discuss the details soon enough. Up to this point, we’ve been using different coloured post-it notes to represent S, M and L but over time these become a bit scrappy and don’t look very professional (and rule 1 in poker planning is INVOLVE THE PRODUCT OWNER, AKA client).
Taking inspiration from the ‘poker’ aspect of the task, I decided to make some bespoke playing cards that we can use again and again. I have used the colours that we use when labelling the user stories on Trello: a large is always associated with blue, a medium with yellow, and a small with green.
I thought that I’d share the templates in case anyone else would like to ‘snazz’ up their Planning Poker sessions. All you need to do is print them out, trim down and then laminate them in a business card pouch. Done!