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Backlog Grooming With A Team Of Mixed Experience

I was recently struggling with a dilemma about how to make story estimates with a hypothetical team that is fairly colorful in experience. The team would consist of four senior developers, one junior developer who just recently joined the team (and the company) and two designers. We estimate stories using planning poker cards where each team member assesses a story and puts down the chosen card backsides, so other members don’t see the decision yet. After every member puts down their cards, they are revealed simultaneous, so there’s no chance of influencing decisions by one another. The final estimate SP is declared after a consensus between... read more »