Sprint Planning is an event at the beginning of a Sprint where the Team plans the items they can complete in the next Sprint. They also craft a Goal to act as a focus for their work. Sprint Planning consists of three parts: Setting the Sprint Goal; Forecasting which Work Items the Team will achieve towards the Goal; Deciding how to do the Work. Hint from painful personal experience – the leading cause of poor Sprint Planning is inadequate Product Backlog Refinement.
Sprint Goals Provide Purpose
Basic Explanation of the Different Parts of Agile Planning
Scrum by Example – How Sprint Planning Mistakes Can Derail a Team
- 20 Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns
- Developer-Ordered Work Plan Pattern
- Don’t Estimate Stories In Sprint Planning
- Gut feel is as important as the velocity and other numbers for effective commitment
- Mastering The Sprint Planning Meeting
- Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns Part III
- Sprint Planning Checklist
- Sprint Planning Pattern
- Should a Team Assign Work During Sprint Planning?
Product Backlog Refinement
Mark Levison has been helping Scrum teams and organizations with Agile, Scrum and Kanban style approaches since 2001. From certified scrum master training to custom Agile courses, he has helped well over 8,000 individuals, earning him respect and top rated reviews as one of the pioneers within the industry, as well as a raft of certifications from the ScrumAlliance. Mark has been a speaker at various Agile Conferences for more than 20 years, and is a published Scrum author with eBooks as well as articles on InfoQ.com, ScrumAlliance.org an AgileAlliance.org.
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