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How to run Sprint Planning

Sprint planning is meeting that 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:

  • velocity of the team, for example, 80 points per sprint
  • 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 product manager

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

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