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Does the Sprint Planning meeting consist of two sessions??
Last Post 25 Oct 2013 03:39 AM by Prabhu Missier. 5 Replies.
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eannrab
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11 Oct 2013 06:23 AM
    Hi,

    I am studying to take the PSM1 test by doing the tests on testtakeronline and it says that
    "The Sprint Planning meeting consist of two parts, each one beeing a time-box of one half of the Sprint Planning Meeting duration."

    But when I read the Scrum Guide it says that the Sprint Planning answers the following:
    * What can be delivered in the incrementresulting from the upcoming Sprint? (Topic One)
    * How will the work needed to deliver the Increment be achieved? (Topic Two)

    But it says nothing about that the Sprint Planning consist of two "sessions" and that they should have a time-box of one half of the Sprint planning Meeting.

    Or am I missing something?

    Can someone please clarify?
    Thanks in advance!





    Ian Mitchell
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    Ian Mitchell

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    11 Oct 2013 07:30 AM
    Sprint Planning used to be divided into two parts (What and How), but this changed in the July 2013 revision of the Scrum Guide. Now these are treated as topics to be addressed. They still can be handled as separate parts of the Planning session...but they don't have to be.
    ei-kei
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    ei-kei

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    15 Oct 2013 04:17 AM
    Great, thank you for the clarification!
    Chee-Hong Hsia
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    Chee-Hong Hsia

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    15 Oct 2013 04:31 AM
    We actually started out as 1 meeting where the PO presents the items to the team. After each item the team starts asking (functional) questions to cover “all” scenario. (“all” is a questionable term) After that the team starts creating sub tasks and provide estimations.

    Because the PO had a problem with the time that is needed for the Sprint Planning Meeting (4hours for a 2 week Sprint) we went back to Sprint Planning Meeting part 1 (the what) and part 2 (the how) where the PO is not mandatory in the second part. (PO is aware of the consequences of not attending the meeting)

    Paul VII
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    Paul VII

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    17 Oct 2013 09:56 PM
    I have worked with having two halves to the meeting and also having one meeting where we discuss each item and the team break down into tasks. I find that with complex projects, the team forget the understanding behind the acceptance criteria of what we discussed in the first half of the meeting. Therefore we changed to one meeting where we discuss and breakdown. For simple projects, I find you can do the meeting in two halves, but I favour the first method. I can see why the scrum guide got updated.

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    Prabhu Missier
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    Prabhu Missier

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    25 Oct 2013 03:39 AM
    Many a time we have only been able to pick out the items for the upcoming Sprint. We then break off for the rest of the day to think it over since you really don't have the knowhow to breakdown items into tasks so early on the first day of the the Sprint.

    We usually have detailed discussions after our Daily scrum meetings and this is where most of the Sprint backlog emerges.
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