This part of the documentation relates to Agile Poker for Jira Cloud. If you use Jira Server go to the Agile Poker for Jira Server documentation.

Introduction

Asynchronous (or just Async) session is designed for teams that can't or don't want to estimate simultaneously, but also it is widely used by teams who want all members to check out the estimation scope and put questions before the joint team estimation. The flow for asynchronous sessions is based on the Wideband Delphi estimation method:

  1. The session moderator selects the issues to estimate and people that will participate in the session.

  2. The session link is shared with all the participants.

  3. Participants estimate issues in the scope of the estimation session whenever they find it convenient, optionally putting down their comments, questions, and concerns to support the chosen estimation.

  4. Moderator closes the personal voting stage and proceeds to the final estimation phase.

  5. The session moderator saves the estimates for issues in scope based on the estimation result or proceeds with further discussion interactively.

Starting and configuring Asynchronous session

Asynchronous session is started from the Session selection page of Agile Poker, check out Navigation for Classic and Next-Gen projects instructions to find out how to get here:

Next step - select issues to be estimated, use filters to access required issues easily. Press 'Next' when all required issues are selected:

Then, select participants and share the session link with them. Use the copy option next to the link to share it via any messenger or send an invitation email. Please note, that the email invitation requires Jira contact emails of participants to be shared with the app, here you can find more details about it.

Once ready, click on 'Start async' to proceed:

Please note, that both the list of issues to be estimated and the list of participants can be adjusted afterward from the session menu by using the Estimate scope option:

Estimation process

In this session, every participant should solely estimate all provided issues optionally writing down comments backing up the vote.

The asynchronous estimation process is pretty similar to Interactive estimation, but with several differences:

Reviewing personal estimates

When all the participants have submitted their votes or when the time comes even if someone’s votes are missing, a moderator has to use the Review personal estimates option from the voting section or session menu:

Once it's done, Asynchronous mode switched to the interactive mode with all the issues having Reviewing status and ready for the final estimation.

Agile Poker will suggest a final estimation value if:

All the comments are also shown here. All the saved individual votes might be removed, use the Reset button on the right.

The moderator should use Save or Save&next options to save the final estimation and proceed further. Once all the issues are estimated, you’re done!


Leaving and finishing the session


Now it's time to check Agile Poker for Cloud Session types: 

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