There is a growing problem in software delivery – Agile is becoming less ‘agile’. Story estimation sessions – in which delivery teams estimate the amount of work required for a project and where that work will fit within the iteration timeline – should in theory be quick and collaborative. Instead, they seem to be becoming increasingly slow and, well, boring.
Crux is an interactive story management system that makes use of small stories using the twitter hashtag format to provide context. It reduces information to the minimum required, encouraging concise storytelling and allows all stakeholders to interact with the story at the same time. Crux is about getting back to basics, for faster, clearer and more enjoyable agile estimation sessions.