Using Planning Poker and going into details about each story is perfect for refinement when you need good clarity before starting a sprint.
However, when planning work for a longer horizon and estimating many stories, it's easy to get lost in details when discussing a single story.
That's why having more than one tool for the job is essential.
With Bucket Estimation, teams more easily leave detailed discussions for later, perfect for long-term planning.
Finding the correct 'bucket' for each story comes naturally, meaning teams estimate large backlogs faster using this method.
Planning Poker isn't the right tool for the job when you need to estimate a large backlog of epics and stories quickly.
Silent Estimation is specifically built to move fast on estimates during the early stages of a project.
Our customers quickly assess the effort of upcoming work. Using the initial estimates as timeboxes for implementation, stakeholders built trust and predictability in their plans.
This changes the conversations about estimates for the better.