While backlog grooming, we always have this urge to fix typos or adding extra remarks to the text that our teammates are writing! This project was born as a result of that.
Also, during sprint planning, we faced other issues like:
Estimating: as working from home is becoming a norm, we needed an easy way of estimating the stories.
Time: teams usually go overtime while grooming a specific story, so we added a cool timer.
What it does
It's for your team, to collaborate live while creating or updating tasks with some mini-apps (widgets) to help you along the way!
We extracted the main sections that our team needed for backlog grooming and added a live aspect to it.
The story (item) title and updates are a collaborative text area. Teammates can type simultaneously, fix their typos, and highlight texts (think of it as a mini Google Docs).
We had so much extra time (bragging!) that we created two magnificent apps that we always use during grooming sessions.
- Timer app ⏳
The timer keeps your story planning in check (time-wise), so your team won't go over time.
- Estimation app 🤔
This app will help your team estimate tasks (think of it as planning poker, but you don't need to leave the monday.com app!)