10X: Configure Estimation Settings

The configuration page contains various options to customize Jira Align to match your company’s preferred estimation method.

To configure your environment:

  1. Select Administration from the left menu bar, and then click Platform under Settings.
  2. On the Team tab:
    1. From the Point System drop-down menu, select the point system your agile teams will use.
    2. From the Manage Products drop-down menu, select Yes for your product to be a required field on all features.
    3. Click Save Settings.
  3. On the Portfolio tab:
    1. From the Estimation System drop-down menu, select the estimation method for features, capabilities, and epics.
      1. If you select Points as the estimation system, the Display Estimates In dropdown appears. Select the numbering system option for epics, capabilities, and features: Open Text Field, Fibonacci, or Power of 2.
    2. Next to Estimation Conversions, click Manage Here.
    3. Enter the number of story points that one person working in your organization can deliver during one week, on average, in the As a general standard, how many story points does a person deliver in one week? field. This value is known as a Member Week, which is the base value used to convert into other estimation systems.
    4. Select the work item type to set up conversions for from the Work Item dropdown: epics, capabilities, or features.
    5. Select the T-shirt sizing, Fibonacci, or Power of 2 header to enter conversions for that estimation system.
    6. Enter the number of member weeks in the estimation sections in the Member Weeks boxes, depending on what your estimation method is:
      • T-shirt sizeEach T-shirt size should roughly represent the number of member weeks. Each T-shirt size should also roughly represent the number of story points (sum from all stories associated with child work items) required to deliver the work item. Additional options are available in this section:
        • Sort  - enter a numerical value to control the order the T-shirt size row displays in dropdown menus. Lower numbers display first. 
        • X - Click the red X icon to remove a row from the list.
        • + Add new size - Click the Add new size link at the bottom of the table to add a new row.
      • Fibonacci or Power of 2: Enter the number of member weeks just for number 1 — the other rows will auto-calculate. 

Note: The following conversions are generated for each estimation type section in the Estimation Conversions dialog:

      • Team Weeks - calculated as Member Weeks / 6 (six members per team)
      • FTE/mo (full-time equivalents per month) - calculated as Member Weeks / 4 (average of four weeks per month)
    1. Repeat steps 3-6 for other work item types, as necessary.
    2. Click Save to close the Estimation Conversions dialog.
    3. Click Save Settings at the bottom of the page.

Tip: Click the Portfolio Specific Configuration button to select different options for each portfolio. Note that the Estimation Conversions menu is global and applies to all portfolios.

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