The high-level steps of playing priority planning poker are:
Create a poker room with selected issues
Invite team members
Everyone votes on metrics for selected issues in real-time
Present the results of the voting, together with each member’s votes
Discuss when necessary and accept the votes. Or retake voting if outliers are prominent
Roles in priority planning poker session
Everyone who has Administer Foxly permission can create a poker session. When you create a session you automatically become the Session admin.
Session admin controls the game, chooses issues that are being currently prioritized, closes voting, reveals vote results, and accepts the votes.
Players can only vote on the issue selected by the Session admin at that time and view the results once voting is closed.
Vote on metrics
Close the voting and reveal score
Change or accept voting results
Select issue that is being voted on
Invite other players
Finish the game
Start the game
How to create a new priority planning poker game
To create a new priority planning poker game, access Foxly by clicking on the Priorities tab in the Project menu.
Click on the Priority poker button in the top right
Give your poker session a name and select the metrics you want to prioritize on the session
Click on the Select issues button
4. Check the checkbox of the issues you want to prioritize; use filters to find the issues you need.
5. Click on Create session button
You’ve created a new poker game. Invite other players to the game via the link and once you’re ready, click on Start the session button to begin voting. New players can join even after the session has already started and participate in the voting process.
How to select the issues for prioritization
The session admin (i.e. creator of the game) can choose the current issue being prioritized by clicking on the issue card in the Ready for prioritization column.
How to vote on issues metrics
You can vote on metrics for any selected issue at the bottom of the screen.
You can add values to all metrics or a few only, and click on Submit my vote
You can choose to skip a turn and refrain from submitting a vote by clicking on the Skip this turn button
Wait for everyone to finish voting and for the session admin to reveal the score.
How to close voting and see results
The session admin can close voting for an issue and reveal results by clicking on the View results button that appears in the voting panel at the bottom of the page, once they submit their vote.
Everyone is then taken to the results screen to view average votes for each metric, alongside details of all player submissions.
Once results are revealed, no one can vote on the issue again.
How to accept the voting result
The session admin can accept the vote by clicking on the Accept results button at the bottom of the results page. Once the result is accepted, the average vote is stored as final value for that metric, and the issue priority score is recalculated accordingly.
The results screen then closes and all players are presented with the next issue to prioritize.
The session admin can overwrite the results by simply clicking and changing the value of the final average metric field on the results page.
How to retake the vote
If the team is dissatisfied with the results, the session admin can then retake the voting.
The session admin clicks on Retake the vote button at the bottom of the results screen
All players are taken back to the voting screen for this issue, to submit their votes
The session admin clicks on the View results button to see new results
What to do when the priority poker game finishes
Once all issues in the priority planning poker game are prioritized or you run out of time in your prioritization meeting, you can go back to the Foxly priorities screen and view issues with newly assigned metrics in the table.