Sep 3, 2018
Sprint planning is the topic for Scrum Dynamics episode 13,
sponsored by D365UG. Host Neil Benson
covers all the aspects of sprint planning for Dynamics 365
- What is sprint planning and when does it take place?
- Who attends sprint planning, and what to do if the product
owner can’t make it?
- How long is sprint planning?
- What happens during sprint planning? Sprint goals, sprint
backlog forecasting, Dynamics 365 feature design.
- What’s needed for sprint planning?
And Neil shares his top ten tips for successful sprint planning
- Take a break at the end of part two of the sprint planning
- The product owner should draft the sprint goal before sprint
- If your product owner can’t attend, run sprint planning as best
you can and then run a confirmation session as possible as
- Consider carefully whether enumerating and estimating tasks
will improve productivity or not.
- Use the storytime session immediately before sprint planning to
ensure all the high-value items meet your definition of ready.
- Don’t fill your sprint backlog full of items to match your
forecast capacity. Leave a buffer.
- Don’t forecast the completion of a spike and its related story
in the same sprint.
- Play first of five to measure everyone’s level of comfort with
the forecast sprint backlog.
- The scrum master’s job is to help the team fine-tune its
forecast sprint backlog.
- Run sprint planning in the afternoon on a Tuesday, Wednesday or
You can find out more about how to apply Scrum to your Dynamics
365 projects with the Introduction to Scrum for Dynamics 365 video
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