Sprint planning or Iteration planning is a scrum event where the team plans for the upcoming sprint (see: Sprint), it is a time-boxed event with a maximum of 8 hours for a one-month sprint.
The planning takes place at the first day of the new sprint and the entire team is required to attend the sprint planning and the Scrum Master makes sure the meeting is within the time-box and that the team understands its purpose.
Sprint Goal is the objective set for a sprint and it is decided during the sprint planning.
Sprint Planning is divided into two parts:
- Scope is where the team picks items from the backlog and add it to the sprint backlog
- Plan is where the team discusses in detail how they will deliver the selected product backlog items.
User Story format:
“As a <specific user>, I want to <goal>, so that <reason>”
Sprint planning allows the team to share a common understanding on what and how to deliver the product backlog in the upcoming sprint.
With all the team members present in this event, it is certain that the team is on the same page.
What is a Scrum Event?
Scrum Event is a time-boxed event or a meeting, it may end earlier that the defined time limit but the limit is always fixed. The Scrum Master facilitates this events and reminds the team to keep it within the time-box.
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