Chapter 19. Sprint Planning

A release is typically composed of multiple sprints, each of which delivers customer or user value. Every sprint begins with sprint planning, a time when the Scrum team gathers to agree on a sprint goal and determine what it can deliver during the forthcoming sprint. In this chapter I discuss where sprint planning fits into the Scrum framework and how to perform it.


A product backlog may represent many weeks or months of work, which is much more than can be completed in a single, short sprint. To determine the most important subset of product backlog items to build in the next sprint, the Scrum team performs sprint planning. During sprint planning the Scrum team agrees on a goal for the sprint, and the development ...

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