We are an large software development organization that has recently adopted scrum methodologies across our development teams using Jira/GH to manage planning and tasks. We have split into many scrum teams, most of which have homogeneous skill needs. Meaning, most of the teams have members with interchangable skills.
However, we have 4 teams that have members with non-interchangeable skills. Basically, on a single scrum team we have Java, proprietary tooling and Flex (yes, as in Adobe Flex) skills. The folks with Java skills cannot be expect to contribut to the Flex front-end.
The problem is resource planning. For instance, we need to know for a release how many people with Flex sklls will we need. Today, we play Planning Poker that results in a single rough estimate for each story. While that does give us an idea of the capacity for the release, it doesn't help with estimating how many people with a particular skill we need on the scrum team for the release (e.g. people with Flex skills).
I have a feeling that we are not the first group to run into this issue and I'd like to know how others have addressed it using Jira tooling. Here are a few of the ideas we've thrown around:
Thanks for your help,
I have the same problem. We have people with different skills (GUI, database management, different languages (C++/Java/Ruby... ) all in one team as an Agile team ought to be. We have decided to use components to identify what's affected by a sub-task and therefore identify required skills but that doesn't help with resource planning in the Scrum Rapid Board planning mode.
While I haven't run into that same situation, I can help.
What you can do is to estimate each task and then create sub-tasks for each skill required.
I'm going to use the app my team has worked on as an example: Scrum Poker Estimates for Jira
In our add-on you can import your backlog and at the same time manually input tasks, so you'll be able to estimate and then create another "sub-estimate" for each skill. These results are then saved and you can use them for future reference.
I think you'll find it useful.
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