Meaning of "Work planned for the first days of the Sprint by the Development Team is decomposed by the end of this meeting, often to units of one day or less. "

Last post 05:59 pm December 5, 2019
by Daniel Wilhite
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02:44 pm December 4, 2019

Hi All,

I would like to bring this topic up again as in our tribe we are facing this questions:

In the Scrum guide is mentioned "Work planned for the first days of the Sprint by the Development Team is decomposed by the end of this meeting, often to units of one day or less"

Could anyone help me to understand this sentence correctly? does it mean the team should decompose (create sub-tasks) that are enough for first days of the sprint? 

If that's the case then the How part of the planning (planning 2) is not completed and the team needs to have another planning 2 for the rest of the stories to decompose?

 

Thanks, 

 

03:36 pm December 4, 2019

In the Scrum guide is mentioned "Work planned for the first days of the Sprint by the Development Team is decomposed by the end of this meeting, often to units of one day or less"

@Aref Maleki, It just means that the Development Team has a more detailed plan for the work that will occupy them for the first few days of the Sprint i.e. Just enough planning, Just in Time. As they progress through the Sprint, by Inspecting and Adapting the Plan, more work will be decomposed to work on. By doing this you are preventing the risk of creating waste by planning too far ahead, especially if something changes down the line. 

Hope this helps.

05:50 am December 5, 2019

If that's the case then the How part of the planning (planning 2) is not completed and the team needs to have another planning 2 for the rest of the stories to decompose?

How reasonable do you think it is to assume planning may be “completed” at all? Shouldn’t the Sprint Backlog be inspected and adapted continually throughout the Sprint?

07:27 am December 5, 2019

How reasonable do you think it is to assume planning may be “completed” at all? Shouldn’t the Sprint Backlog be inspected and adapted continually throughout the Sprint?

Perfect point, as always

05:59 pm December 5, 2019

Remember that Scrum is only Scrum if you use it in it's entirety as described in the Scrum Guide.  Since part of Scrum is the Daily Scrum where the development plans their work for the next 24 hours, the only real need coming out of Sprint Planning is a plan for 24 hours.  As @Ian Mitchell so succinctly states, the plan will evolve daily.