How to run Sprint Planning

Sprint planning is a meeting that the team holds together answering one question: What are we planning to accomplish in the next sprint?

When planning a sprint take into account few key points:

  • the velocity of the team, for example, 80 points per sprint
  • the capacity of the team, for example, is everyone from the team available 100% of their time during the sprint
  • priority of backlog items that are defined by the product manager

If you have at least 1 sprint worth of prioritized and groomed product backlog, a sprint planning meeting shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

While it's ok to occasionally groom 1 or 2 tickets during the sprint planning meeting, it is not recommended to combine sprint planning with backlog grooming activities.