Every agile development team has only one dream - building a product in a series of successful sprints. Sprints enhance your teamwork, encourage every team member to learn from experience, and ensure a high-quality product in the end. So, if you are looking to plan successful sprints for your product development team, Stackby’s Sprint Planning Template is a wonderful solution.
How is Sprint Planning Template Beneficial?
- Tracking Releases: You can keep a track on each sprint you went through, to develop your product. This ensures that you do not miss any important phase of product development like development, implementation, debugging, and so forth.
- Tracking Tasks: Each sprint has a certain set of tasks to be accomplished. This template enables you to keep a track of all tasks related to a sprint, making it easier for you to plan your product release process.
- Team Collaboration: Keep your team on the same page when it comes to product development. Every department, whether it is designing, development, coding, marketing or sales, should understand how the product developed through different sprints to ensure complete clarity and transparency.
- Prioritization: Sprint planning helps teams identify which tasks are important and should be done first and which tasks can be done a bit later. It also helps in estimating how much time will be associated with each task.
Who can use the Sprint Planning Template?
Generally, the entire team works on sprint planning. However, it may specifically be beneficial for:
- Product owners: who identify the backlogs and set up the sprint goals.
- Product manager: who is managing the work of all the different departments for product development
- Development team: people who are working to develop the product and estimate timeframes or explain any skills related issues
- Scrum master: who is responsible for planning sprints and conducting meetings
How to use the Sprint Planning Template?
- Step 1: Sprint Goals - Decide the goals of the sprint or which backlog items to include in the sprint.
- Step 2: Check availability - Ensure that every team member who is required for a particular sprint is available for the sprint.
- Step 3: Timeline - Decide how long a sprint should be so that tasks can be adjusted accordingly.
- Step 4: Collaborate - Call all team members to check the next sprint planning and approve it.
- Step 5: Risks - Are there any risks associated with executing the sprint? If yes, then what are they and how to tackle them.
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Features of Stackby’s Sprint Planning Template
Our Sprint Planning Stack includes two tables: Sprints table to track all the sprints in one place and Tasks/ Issues table to keep a record of all the tasks or issues related to every sprint. With this template, you can do the following:
- Track the start date and end date of a sprint
- Track the status of every sprint (completed, scheduled, ongoing)
- Track all the tasks or issues in a sprint
- Keep a record of the target of every sprint (optimisation, debug, new features, clear backlog, etc)
- Record the total number of tasks, tasks completed, tasks pending for every sprint
- Store the tasks & activities in one place
- Track the priority of each task (low, medium, high)
- Track which team members are working on which task
- Visualize the sprints using Kanban View, Calendar View and more.
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