How long is sprint planning?
Each sprint begins with a sprint planning meeting. Typically, for a four-week sprint this meeting should last eight hours. For a two-week sprint, plan for about four hours. As a general rule of thumb, multiply the number of weeks in your sprint by two hours to get your total sprint planning meeting length.
How do you formulate a sprint goal?
Writing Great Sprint Goals
Like any operational goal, a sprint goal should be SMART: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. As sprints are time-boxed iterations, every sprint goal is naturally time-bound: It has to be reached by the end of the sprint.
What makes a successful sprint?
A successful Sprint is one that creates a potentially releasable increment of value that satisfy the needs of the stakeholder as determined during the previous refinement and Sprint Review. The Sprint Goal provides that guidance in determining which Product Backlog Items should be included in the Sprint Backlog.
What’s a good sprint goal?
Make it focused on reducing risk.
In summary, a good Sprint Goal can help a team focus and have the flexibility to create a Done Increment by the end of a Sprint. A good Sprint Goal helps a team understand the purpose and impact of the work they are doing, which is a driver for intrinsic motivation.
Are Sprint goals necessary?
Sprint Goal has been an integral part of Sprint Planning since the beginning; the Scrum team crafts it and it is one of the outcomes of Sprint Planning. Not making it mandatory also allows teams to be flexible and decide whether it makes sense for them to have a Sprint Goal or not.
What is Sprint Backlog?
A sprint backlog is the set of items that a cross-functional product team selects from its product backlog to work on during the upcoming sprint. Typically the team will agree on these items during its sprint planning session. In fact, the sprint backlog represents the primary output of sprint planning.
What is Sprint planning?
Sprint planning is an event in scrum that kicks off the sprint. The purpose of sprint planning is to define what can be delivered in the sprint and how that work will be achieved. The What – The product owner describes the objective(or goal) of the sprint and what backlog items contribute to that goal.