Our teams currently estimate in t shirt sizes. We want to change to estimating with numbers as our story points, but I am unsure how this will affect tickets in the backlogs estimated with t shirt sizes. Does anyone know? Will we have to reestimate?
You can't really estimate in t-shirt sizes (unless you've set it up as a numeric field). It's just another field to JIRA, it can't do anything with XL/L/M/S/XS, so moving to story points makes a lot of sense as you'll get all the benefits of estimates in your reporting.
You will have to re-estimate, putting story points on your issues. You can use the t-shirt size to help inform it. Stopping the use of the t-shirt size won't do you any harm though, the data will be left as it is.
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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