The Newest Team Member: How GPT Refined or Planning Poker Session

A humorous planning poker scene at the office (Cartoon)

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Meet our latest addition to the scrum team poker planning session: a GPT application, affectionately dubbed “Planning Poker team mate “. Unlike traditional team members, The Planning Poker team mate doesn’t require coffee breaks, has read every agile book cover to cover (virtually, of course), and—here’s the kicker—doesn’t write a single line of code.

The Integration

Integrating The Planning Poker team mate GPT into our planning poker sessions is smoother than a well-groomed backlog. As we delve into the complexities of user stories, The Planning Poker team mate sits silently (because, well, it doesn’t sit or talk). But when it is time to estimate, The Planning Poker team mate get into action—digitally, that is.

The Process

Here’s how it goes: It’s just like any planning poker session, but with a twist and a bit more fun

  1. The Briefing: Each team member, including The Planning Poker team mate GPT , was given a rundown of the user stories. While humans relied on their experience and intuition, The Planning Poker team mate crunch data, patterns, and historical estimates with the emotionless efficiency of… a highly advanced AI.
  2. The Estimation: As we throw our estimates into the ring, The Planning Poker team mate analyze its vote based on a complex algorithm that probably involved more variables than our entire project codebase.
  3. The Reveal: One by one, we reveal our cards. Faces of anticipation turns to expressions of bafflement as The Poker Planning team mate reveals last and often suggest insights that makes us question our own understanding of our work.
Screen capture of the Planning Poker team mate GPT
Screen capture of the Planning Poker team mate GPT

Perspective

Bringing a Planning Poker team mate GPT into our planning sessions offers a fresh perspective, one not cloud by overconfidence or underestimation. It helps us see beyond our biases, reminding us that in the world of software development, expect the unexpected.

The true power of GPT lies in its insights, not merely in its estimations. Whether correct or incorrect, these insights guide our estimations. After all, accuracy is often elusive in this domain. Now, armed with deeper knowledge, we are better equipped to minimize delays in software development

Data analysis

The Planning Poker team mate reminds us that no amount of coffee or human stubbornness can substitute for data-driven insights.

Collaboration

Despite its lack of coffee consumption or watercooler banter, The Planning Poker team mate GPT reminds us that collaboration can enjoys other types of communication.

The Verdict

Would we recommend integrating a GPT app into every Scrum team? If you don’t mind being occasionally outsmarted by your AI teammate, then absolutely. Just remember, at the end of the sprint, The Planning Poker team mate won’t be joining you for celebratory drinks—unless, of course, you’re toasting with a round of electricity.

So, here’s to The Poker Planning team mate — our digital team member who never writes a line of code but has a lot to say and fundamentally refines our approach to planning poker. Cheers!

you can enjoy Planning Poker team mate GPT – Here

Disclaimer: The views shared here are my own. Assistance from a language model was employed for organizing and summarizing my thought. The accompanying image was created using AI technology.

Disclaimer: The views shared here are my own. Assistance from a language model was employed for organizing and summarizing my thought. Some of the accompanying images were created using AI technology.
Featured Image: A humorous planning poker scene at the office (Cartoon). Image by DALL·E

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