Starting the Sprint with Sprint Planning
Sprint Planning's purpose is to define the work to be performed during the Sprint. This plan is created by the collaborative work of the entire Scrum Team. The duration of the Sprint Planning should be no more than 8 hours for a 1-month Sprint. It should be proportionately shorter for shorter Sprints.
- What can be delivered in the Increment resulting from the upcoming Sprint? This is achieved by the Scrum Team estimating which Product Backlog items can be realistically delivered in the Sprint, in order to achieve the Sprint Goal. The Product Owner will have a clear idea of which items need to be delivered, but this must be filtered by the Developers' estimation of how many of these items can be delivered within the Sprint.
- How will the work needed to deliver the Increment be achieved? This is accomplished by the Developers creating a plan on how they will deliver the...