I'm looking for a way to make it easier to perform planning poker on a virtual team (i.e. a team that is not co-located with one another).
Requirements for a successful planning poker:
- Since we're distributed, how can I do something that works well with a phone conversation?
- I want to make sure this is easy for everyone, as in Easy to use - get in, get the work done, get out.
- I don't want to have to track story details. We'll have a discussion going on over the phone.
- Another challenge we face is people are on multiple platforms, such as (i.e. desktop, mobile, tablet, Windows, Mac, etc.)
The obvious answer here is the tool found at Planning Poker, but this seems a bit heavy for my needs. I don't want to make my team members sign up for an account and entering the stories seems like a bit too much.
We've tried things like holding chat sessions online with everyone, but the process gets a little biased by the fact that other people can see the inputs of others.
What else could I do to hold a successful planning poker session with virtual teams?