Scrum Poker for Jira

User Guide

Join a Scrum Poker session

This page describes how to join a currently running Scrum Poker session.


A Scrum Poker session can only be joined by users who may see the issue for that the Scrum Poker session is started.

Choose your preferred way

To join a currently running Scrum Poker session there are basically three ways in doing so.

Find your session in the Active Sessions list

The preferred and easiest way is the so called Active Sessions page which can be accessed from the main navigation menu Boards provided by Jira Software where you can find another Active Sessions link.

This page can also be accessed from the Scrum Poker dropdown that is visible on every agile board in Jira. This dropdown might not be shown depending on the Show Dropdown on Boards setting as explained on the Configuration page.

Navigate to the active sessions page

The Active Session page displays all currently running and recently finished sessions for issues that are visible to you. It allows you to directly jump into all running sessions.

Join a Scrum Poker session from the active sessions page

Join the session from the Issue detail page

As an alternative you can use all the ways described on the page showing how to Start a Scrum Poker session, too. The button is not labelled Start Scrum Poker when an active session exists but displays as Join Scrum Poker in this case.

Join a session through scanning QR code from the session page

If your team is in the same room and wants to use mobile devices to join a Scrum Poker session they can scan the provided QR code available from the Share Session dropdown on the session page for example visible to all participants on a monitor or projector.

Join a Scrum Poker session scanning the provided QR code

Find active Scrum Poker sessions using JQL

You can use a JQL (Jira Query Language) function provided by Scrum Poker for Jira to search for active Scrum Poker sessions. Scrum Poker for Jira comes with the JQL function issue in activeScrumPokerSessions(). This function can be combined with all your queries to filter the results by issues with active Scrum Poker sessions.

Example: Let us assume you want to list all active Scrum Poker sessions in a project with the project key DEMO. The query would be project = DEMO and issue in activeScrumPokerSessions() and it would return all issues with an active Scrum Poker session in the project called DEMO.