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Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process by Kenneth S. Rubin

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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.

Overview

When developing a product with Scrum, planning takes place at multiple levels (see Figure 15.1).

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Figure 15.1. Different levels of planning

At the highest level is strategy planning, which although critical to an organization’s ...

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