Estimate stories


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You can estimate stories by selecting value and effort points manually one by one or by playing effort and value poker.

Estimate stories from the stories page:

If you’re using the new navigation:

  1. Select Teams in the top navigation bar and select the team you want to view stories for.
  2. On the sidebar, select Stories in the list of page options; the stories page displays.


  1. Select Portfolios, Solutions, or Programs in the top navigation bar and select the entity you want to view stories for.
  2. On the sidebar, select More items in the list of options.
  3. Select Stories; the stories page displays, filtered by the selected entity.

If you’re using the old navigation:

  1. Select Team from the left Nav menu.
  2. Under the Manage section, select Stories; the stories page displays.

To estimate a story:

  1. On the stories page, select Estimation from the More Actions menu on the toolbar (top-right of the page); the story estimation page displays.
  2. From the corresponding dropdowns, select the necessary PI, program, team, and sprint.
  3. From the corresponding dropdowns, select value and effort point estimates for each story.

Note: To access the story estimation page, you must have the Team > Manage > Estimation permission enabled for your system role

For more information on planning poker, see the Configure estimation and Monte Carlo simulation settings section.


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