How to scale customer interviews
Three years ago I started learning the programming language Elixir and I was looking for a side-project to test it out. At the time, I was a bit annoyed with the tools available to do "planning poker", meaning to estimate agile stories in story points as a team.
I tried "PlanItPoker" but it had lots of bugs when being used on multiple devices. Planningpoker,com was super expensive for a simple tool and the Jira integration seemed hard to set up. Also doing this in Slack was sucky because everyone could see each other's votes and the product owner had to calculate the story point "average" and add them manually in Jira.
Because Elixir is well suited for "realtime" things like this, I made a tool called "estimator" and blogged about it in 2017. My colleagues liked it. Then, I kind of forgot about it...
A few weeks ago, I realized that 2 teams have been using this tool every 2 weeks for the last 3 years. I was wondering: why not learn how to make a SAAS out of this? I like learning new things 👍
I've made a some pages around the tool: https://estimator.whybug.com
The tool works, if you have Jira Cloud you can try it. It's free anyway because I didn't implement the payments yet 🙃
What do you think? Please be honest, does this sound like a good idea?
Since this is my first SAAS product I have no idea what I'm doing. For me, this is an experiment to learn.