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Step 2. Set up the Evaluation Poker 

The Evaluation Poker allows teams to conduct the backlog evaluation process for prioritization with minimal bias, as stakeholders’ scores are hidden from each other while evaluating.

Scores are revealed when it’s time to discuss the evaluation process results. 

Find an overview of the Evaluation poker here.

Switching on the Feature

To start setting up the Evaluation poker, you must start by switching on the feature. When this feature is on, users can’t see others’ scores until Reveal Day (the day when teams’ scores will be publicized for discussion). During this period, only Facilitators can see everyone’s scores. 

Read more about hiding scores during the evaluation period here.

Updating the Evaluation Scores

After the Reveal day, you can allow your users to update their evaluation scores or restrict them. Allowing them to update their scores means they can still update their scores after viewing other users’ scores. Restricting them means no user can edit their scores once the teams’ scores are reviewed. 

Who can Update the Final Scores?

After the scores have been revealed and you have discussed them with your stakeholders, you can just update the final scores instead of re-evaluating issues. Choose who can change the final scores, whether everyone on the team or the Facilitators. 

If you want the reevaluation process to be done and not just updating the final scores, then you can restrict everyone from being able to update them. 

Updating final scores or reevaluation can be done on the issue card. 

Read more about The Issue Re-Evaluation Block And Issue Re-Evaluation here

What’s Next?

Check the evaluation progress report.

Updated on February 23, 2024

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