Planning Poker Tool

Recently for a university software engineering group project, the need arose to perform Planning Poker to estimate the workload for each User Story (story points). Wikipedia says that:

Planning Poker, also called Scrum poker, is a consensus-based technique for estimating, mostly used to estimate effort or relative size of user stories in software development. It is a variation of the Wideband Delphi method. It is most commonly used in agile software development, in particular the Extreme Programming methodology.

Since my group and I were going to be meeting over Skype, we needed a quick utility to estimate story points while being remote. I whipped up a small PHP script to tackle this issue so that we didn’t have to rearrange our meeting to be in person. You can find it here at Maybe this can help out another team looking for a quick way to perform planning poker without any signups or registration. Here is what it looks like:

A preview of my planning poker script.
A preview of my planning poker script.
  • Eric Sharp

    Looks interesting! I like poker, I think it could be useful for me.