The particular Sprint Planning Meeting - An Overview

Posted by BuyPhen375 on August 10th, 2017

Scrum includes Sprints or iterations which are time boxed occasions. This means that the Sprint starts and finishes at a fixed time, regardless if its goals are met. Sprint duration may range from one week to four weeks. Seven days may be too little time and energy to produce something tangible or potentially shippable. A team may experiment with various durations until it knows which one is the better for them.

Sprint Goal

The purpose of the Sprint in Scrum is to produce a potentially shippable product or functionality. This could be in the form of one or many highlights of the product that is being built. 'Potentially shippable 'means that all the aspects of the feature are built - it is made per requirements, coded, tested and approved. Although there may well not be an actual release in late every Sprint, the work done is release ready.


The Sprint Preparing Meeting is limited to 8 hours for a 4 week Sprint. The particular meeting is shorter for shorter Sprints - for example, a two week Sprint would have a four hour planning conference.

Structure of the Run Planning Gathering

The Run Planning Meeting can be broadly separated into two parts. The first part bargains with 'what' will be done in that Sprint. Typically the other part deals with 'how' the 'what' will be achieved. The existence of the Product Operator is imperative for the first half. This is when the Product Owner orders the Product Backlog and explains what the topmost priority for the business is. The team uses this input to decide how much it can take on in this particular Sprint. The team may choose one or many items off the Product Backlog with respect to the size of the items and the time needed to build them. The team uses experience and historic data to decide how much they can handle. Scrum promotes teams to take obligation and decide their capacity themselves.

The second part of the sprint Preparing Meeting addresses 'how' the team will actually handle the work it has taken on. The Product Owner can leave the room at this time, but should be available to answer any questions the team has. The team is allowed to plan how they will handle the task, and who will do what task. The idea here is that each person does what they are best at, but is available focused enough to pitch in for any other tasks as needed.

The Sprint Backlog

The Short Backlog is the outcome of the second part of the Sprint Planning Meeting. Each item from the product backlog that they has decided to manage in that Sprint generally roadmaps on to one or many stories. All the tasks related to that story are positioned below it. Each task has the name of the person who will execute it, together with a number that denotes the time or effort required to bring it out.

They roadmaps out all the tasks needed to achieve the Short goal resulting in the Sprint Backlog. The total effort that the team needs to put in can be obtained by summing up all the task durations. These are estimates and the actual time used may be less or more.

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