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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).


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Within agile organizations, planning occurs regularly at many levels from strategic to daily. As a product owner, you will be responsible for or directly involved in each of these levels. This lesson provides an overview and discusses which other roles are involved at each level.