Chapter 15. Multilevel Planning

On Scrum projects, we plan at multiple levels of detail and at multiple times throughout product development. In this chapter I provide a high-level, top-down description of the various Scrum planning activities and how they are interrelated. In the next several chapters I will explore portfolio planning, product planning (envisioning), release planning, and sprint planning in greater detail.


When developing a product with Scrum, planning takes place at multiple levels (see Figure 15.1).


Figure 15.1. Different levels of planning

At the highest level is strategy planning, which although critical to an organization’s ...

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