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Incentive poker

Many organisations struggle with incentives when they start applying agile methods. I was couple of days ago watching a team that had modified planning poker to incentive poker to effectively distribute the incentives for the team.

Incentive poker works so to that the manager who’s job it is to define the achieved incentive level for the team reads the objective. The team ask clarifying questions and when everyone understands the objective the manager ask everyone to write down their own level of achievement on paper. Then the manager asks everyone to show estimates at the same time. The team that I watched just calculated average of the first round vote and did not waste time in clarifying the outliers. The average was then put to as objective achievement for whole team.

Amazingly this kind of simple approach worked and the team was able to agree the incentives in less than 15 minutes.

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