The other day I was looking for a way for my team to play Planning Poker and found an add on to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) called Estimate by Microsoft DevLabs. We installed this on one of our VSTS projects and gave it a try and I would have to say I was very impressed. We have a fairly large Scrum team with a couple of the key members working remotely so we needed something that could include everyone on the team. I’m not going to go into a lot of details, but this add on allows you to choose any backlog and play planning poker updating the Effort field on the product backlog item. It even has a scheme that allows you to opt out if you do not have an opinion about an estimate. To make things go a little faster it will take an average of everyone’s estimate. In my next post I will go into more details, but I was so thrilled I thought I would share the link with you.