Pre-Sprint Activities

What happens prior to the Sprints (Pre-Sprint):

  • The Vision Statement provides a concise description of the goals of the project which help the team stay focused on what is important from the organization point of view.
  • The Product Roadmap is an initial visual timeline of major product features to be delivered and is normally created by the Product Owner.
  • Stories are user requirements which will be turned into deliverable features, normally written by the Product Owner based on requirements from the customer.
  • All these stories make up the Product Backlog and the first Sprint can start as soon as there is enough stories defined, without the need for the Backlog to have 100% of the details.

Sprint Activities

What happens during the Sprints:

  • Sprint Planning meetings are held to plan what will go into a Sprint (a fixed period of time used to deliver parts of the final product). The Product Owner prioritizes these requirements and therefore decides on the contents of the Sprint Backlog.
  • These stories (features, functionalities or deliverables) make up the Sprint Backlog, so the Sprint Backlog is a list of all stories that will be developed in the next Sprint.
  • The Team breaks down (expands) these stories into tasks.
  • The Team then takes 2 to 4 weeks to deliver an agreed amount of stories.
  • The Team holds a Daily Scrum meeting (standup) of 15 minutes each day to collaborate with each other.