Running your refinement meeting using Planning Poker

So how are teams who say Smart Guess is the “most efficient tool in Jira” running refinement meetings?

Our users who in their reviews say:

"After trying many estimation tools in Jira, we landed on Smart Guess.
It's the most efficient and the best app we've used"

Here is how customers are running their refinement meetings.

How teams use Smart Guess to run their refinement meetings

1. Prepare your backlog in Jira as you usually do

In Jira

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.


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