Any team member can join or create the session from a Board/Backlog view of a specific Jira project (checkout Navigation for Classic and Next-Gen projectsdifferent project types article). You may create and run multiple Interactive sessions in parallel.
The session is created by following a 2-steps wizard (check screenshots below) where you are asked to provide:
- Session name
- Session type: public or private, see Public vs. Private sessions for the details
- Estimation field: select a Jira field that would be the destination for session estimates; for Scrum boards, it board estimation field is marked with the appropriate label and selected by default.
Estimation values: choose one of the commonly used sets of estimation values, like Fibonacci sequence, Modified Fibonacci, T-shirt sizes, SML (mini T-shirt sizes), or use any custom set your team prefers.
Although the estimation field must be numeric, you can display a string for voting values, just use the following format of a string equals a number: “Small=1”
Timer values: during the estimation session, a moderator might launch a timer to limit discussion or voting time. This is the place where timer options are configured.
Suggested estimate: Select select what suggested estimate you will see once all voles are done: Consensus, Average, or Average Integer
- Session participants (more details provided below)