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Here is how customers are running their refinement meetings. First is a high-level description, then a more detailed, step by step version follows.

How teams use Smart Guess to run their refinement meetings


They use:


  1. Jira Backlog to organize what stories to discuss and quickly move from one story to the next.



2. Jira Backlog - Issue Panel to access story information and to note decisions made.


3. Planning Poker by Smart Guess to estimate stories with one click.


How teams use Smart Guess to run their refinement meetings (with details)

1. Prepare your backlog in Jira as you usually do

In Jira

Before refinement:

  1. Make stories “Ready for planning” that will end up in your sprint.

  2. Order the stories in your backlog in line with your priority.

During your refinement meeting

  1. Open your refinement meeting.

  2. Ask your team to open the backlog.

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2. Discuss the story, Estimate and Share

In Smart Guess

  1. Open the Jira - issue panel

    1. By selecting the first story in your backlog

  2. Discuss the story with your team

  3. Once you are ready to estimate,

    1. click a story point card

  4. Once everyone has given an estimate

    1. click “Show estimates.”

3. Decide and save the story point value

In Smart Guess

  1. Discuss the high and low card values

  2. Re-estimate if needed

    1. click “Re-estimate”

  3. Save the story point estimate

    1. click “Set story points to X.”

4. When there are more stories to refine, go to #2