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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 spri...


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This lesson goes into more detail on sprint planning processes and techniques. As a contributor to the sprint planning process, it is important for you to have a clear understanding of the goals of sprint planning and how to apply the techniques necessary to reach those goals.