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Facilitation Techniques for Sprint Planning

About Sprint Planning

Event Purpose: 

Initiates the Sprint by laying out the work to be performed for the Sprint. Output is a Sprint Backlog (Sprint Goal + selected PBIs + Plan)

Facilitator Focus: 

Enable a collaborative and transparent environment with a clear objective. Keep the team focussed on the Sprint Goal. 

 

How to Facilitate Sprint Planning

In this Introduction to Facilitating Sprint Planning video, you'll learn how and when to use facilitation techniques such as roman voting, visualization, and powerful questioning so that your team can leave Sprint Planning with a Sprint Goal that is in pursuit of the Product Goal and an initial plan for the Sprint.

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In this Introduction to Facilitating Sprint Planning video, you'll learn how and when to use facilitation techniques such as roman voting, visualization, and powerful questioning so that your team can leave Sprint Planning with a Sprint Goal that is in pursuit of the Product Goal and an initial plan...
3.9 from 54 ratings

 

Facilitation Techniques for Common Problems

Having trouble crafting good Sprint Goals? 

Try using powerful questions to create better Sprint Goals:

Blog Post
"What is worry about our product is keeping you up at night? What can we build or test this Sprint to make you sleep a bit better?". In this post we share this and 9 other Powerful Questions to help your team find better Sprint Goals. And what to do when these questions don't help you at all.
4.4 from 16 ratings

 

Looking for a lightweight structure to keep Sprint Planning on track? 

Try the three topic step format:

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Sprint Planning initiates the Sprint by laying out the work to be performed for the Sprint. This resulting plan is created by the collaborative work of the entire Scrum Team.
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Consider the top things you should, and shouldn't do, in Sprint Planning:

Blog Post
As per Scrum Guide – The Sprint Goal is an objective that will be met within the sprint by implementing the Product Backlog, and it guides the Development Team on why it is building the Increment.
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Resources:

 

Learning Series
Every Sprint starts with Sprint Planning where the Scrum Team determines what they plan to accomplish during the course of the Sprint. They make this transparent by creating a Sprint Backlog including the Sprint Goal, the selected Product Backlog Items and the Developers’ plan for delivering the work
 
 

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