Affinity Mapping is an excellent way to work quickly through an estimate session. Having teams focus on moving stories into like piles, that can then be allotted a point value takes teams out of the "Ideal Developer Days/Hours" mode of thinking and has them focus on relative estimation. The ability to have a board with stories that can be moved into piles and then have the piles assigned a point value, would be tremendously helpful.

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  • Having a custom board where one selects the object to be tracked and the field on the object to define the columns could not only address an affinity mapping board, but, also viewing how portfolio items (features) are aligned to PI/Releases based on the Features' planning level for a roadmap view based on PI/Release.