Configuring story point values in Smart Guess - Part I

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How to adjust story point values in Smart Guess - Inspired a release

Yesterday afternoon we got a question from the team at Oakfields that inspired a small release and further refinements coming soon. The question was how to adjust the story point values in Smart Guess? Here are the default values:

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Asking further about this the user explained his teams have always been using the following card deck values | 0.5 | 1 | 3 | 5 | 8 | and would like to setup the default values in Smart Guess accordingly. In addition they didn't need different setup per team, project or board.

At the moment users can’t configure the story point values. However it's been part of the plan from day one and great to get feedback from actual users to validate how to best implement a solution.

Small release yesterday - adding a 0.5 story point card

So the release that went live yesterday evening was a small one. Only adding the 0.5 story point card that was missing: Screenshot 2022-01-05 at 10.20.05.png

The release however laid the foundation for next steps as the backend is in place to read and save different configuration settings.

Next steps

Next "slice" of this functionality that is coming soon will work something like this:


And the stories are as follows:

When  configuring the story point Card Deck
I want to  remove cards from the default card deck and save
So that  only the cards we are actually using are displayed 

When  configuring the Card Deck
I want to  add cards to the default card deck and save
So that we have full control over the cards we are using

Ideas to further validate

Playing the "good-better-best" game as Jeff Patton talks about in his book User Story Mapping, a better implementation will allow teams to have their default card decks defined. To support companies with teams that want to use different card deck setup. And even better to allow teams to "own" more than one card deck and easilty switch between them. The last two ideas are on the backlog for now ;)

Do you have an idea or a suggestion you want to share with Smart Guess - then send us a quick note! This user post that inspired this work was 148 characters ;)

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