Simplified cards in release 04 Nov 2018

Introduction

The new release of Scrumpy Planning Poker includes some minor bug-fixes as well as few new features which includes something requested for quite some time – simplified cards.

New features

Simplified card images

Now it is possible to use 2 more type of card images – gray-scale and monochrome. This was asked quite some time lately – why not just use simple images to allow better concentration on the game itself. For most users though it’s still fun to use the original images so now the images style is available as an option in the settings. The images are changed for the current user only and do not affect the rest of the users in the room. This way, participants can use color, gray-scale or monochrome images depending on the personal preference.

Different card styles
Different card styles

The gray-scale images for cards reduce a bit the color saturation of the whole application and look like this:

Gray-scale card images
Gray-scale card images

For users who want even more simplified card images, which include only the schematics of a card, the monochrome option is ideal. When monochrome card images are chosen, the cards look like this:

Monochrome card images
Monochrome card images

Fun factor: zero 😋 but it definitely looks more serious… uh.

Micro-voting

It is convenient from time to time to ask simple questions like “shall we re-vote?”, or “Do you agree with adding a new acceptance criteria?”. Now you can turn any chat message into an up-down vote poll or simple like-only counter and check the team preference on a particular question. The chat message can be converted to a poll using the three vertical dots context menu of it on the upper right corner as follows:

Micro polls
Micro polls

The up-down vote can be used to collect pros/cons and check if the positive votes prevail over the negative votes:

Up/down vote
Up/down vote

The simple like-only polls can be used to check how many participants like the question from the poll:

Like-only question
Like-only question

Refine again

It is now possible for our Jira-integrated users to move an already refined story back to the list of stories to refine. This can be done from the left pane using the small arrow below:

Refine again
Refine again

Happy voting!

All those nice features (and fixed bugs) have been completed thanks to our users – they have requested and we have implemented them. Please help Scrumpy Planning Poker become even more convenient for you by submitting a feature request/bug to our Feature Requests page or up-vote an existing feature that you find useful. Thank you!

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What is Scrumpy Planning Poker?

Scrumpy Planning Poker is a web application which can run in your favorite web browser. It looks and feels like a native application. By installing it on the desktop with the Add To Desktop menu it will become part of your day-to-day work. It is ready to start a refinement session anytime you need it.

The application works equally well on different platforms including smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktop computers, TVs. It adapts well to the screen dimensions and makes the best use of the host device.

The Planning Poker application uses funny images and jokes for the estimations. It makes sure that your team will not get bored again during the refinement sessions. We believe that planning and refinement sessions must be fun, keep everyone involved and provoke collaboration during the estimation. Our application aims at this goal and helps you have productive meetings.

Last, but not least, we’ll be glad if you spread the word about the Scrumpy Planning Poker. Let others have fun with it too!