This part of the documentation relates to Agile Poker - estimation tool for Jira Cloud Classic projects.
If you use Jira Cloud next-gen projects go to the Configuring estimation field for next-gen projects.
If you use Jira Server or Data Center go to the Agile Poker for Jira Server and Data Center.
Kanban boards don't support estimation out of the box and some configuration has to be done before using Agile Poker for Jira Cloud. The required configuration includes:
After all team members agree on an issue estimate usually you want to have the agreed value saved somewhere. For Jira scrum boards there is a special field for this purpose called Story points. Unfortunately kanban boards don't have such field out of the box. It means you have to define where issue estimates will be stored. In order to do that go to the Agile Poker for Jira Cloud configuration screen and use the Estimation field dropdown.
You can either select one of the existing fields or create a new custom field following instructions on this documentation page. If your custom field is not on the list of available options for estimation field please ensure that:
Sometimes you may get the following message when trying to save issue estimation:
If you see this error message please ensure that the estimation field is visible on the edit issue screen. Managing fields visibility in Jira is a tricky task and we recommend using field helper for this:
If you want to know more about field visibility take a look at the following articles in Jira documentation: