Sprint Planning Toolkit

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Establish that your organization participates in Sprint Planning meetings by making sure to understand User Stories and acceptance criteria, in order to determine system impact and provide input on testing requirements, environment needs, non functional requirements and effort estimates for testing deliverables.

More Uses of the Sprint Planning Toolkit:

  • Ensure you anticipate; lead Sprint Planning during development and weekly internal and client facing progress review meetings.

  • Organize and facilitate Sprint Planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings in alignment with contractual and executive commitment delivery dates.

  • Be skilled in the Scrum methodology and an active participant defining your teams goals, Sprint Planning, execution, burn down, sprint review, and retrospectives.

  • Provide coaching to Product Owners on Scrum teams, specifically on practices as defining features, authoring User Stories, acceptance criteria, User Acceptance Testing, Sprint Planning and Release Planning,etc.

  • Initiate: work closely with the Product Owner and Scrum Master to complete Sprint Planning, actively lead Scrum ceremonies and deliver results each sprint.

  • Make sure that your design participates in Sprint Planning; provides work estimates to deliver product stories; owns development stories.

  • Support the Product Management in managing customer expectations for project deliverables and managing stakeholder communications; lead/organize daily Scrum calls, Sprint Planning and sprint review and retrospective meetings.

  • Warrant that your corporation facilitates Sprint Planning, daily Scrum, dependency review, demos to stakeholders, and retrospectives.

  • Ensure your team facilitates the daily Scrum meetings, Sprint Planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings for multiple Scrum teams.

  • Manage client Project Management team for project, Sprint Planning, retrospective and improvements.

  • Be certain that your venture helps manage project execution, Sprint Planning, and team retrospectives to support the iterative design and delivery of new products.

  • Develop: partner with Engineering Managers for Sprint Planning and manage expectations with other stakeholders (internal and external).

  • Confirm your design facilitates Sprint Planning sessions and ensures that teams understand ability (velocity) to meet sprint commitments.

  • Facilitate intake, product backlog grooming, story creation and Sprint Planning to ensure alignment with Business Objectives and value realization.

  • Collaborate with the Development Team and support Sprint Planning, design, implementation, and deployment.

  • Facilitate/coordinate Business Architecture working group sessions, daily Scrum, Sprint Planning, sprint demo and retrospective meetings.

  • Ensure User Stories meet the definition of ready prior to Sprint Planning and acceptance criteria prior to closing.

  • Devise: actively lead daily Scrum meetings and regular Sprint Planning, review, and retrospective meetings.

  • Facilitate daily stand up, Sprint Planning, sprint review, sprint retrospective and monitor daily burn down.

  • Organize, facilitate, and provide direction during Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint review, Sprint Retrospectives, Backlog Refinement, and other product related meetings as defined by the Scrum Team and your organization.

  • Ensure you realize; lead regular Agile sessions to encourage collaboration, transparency and innovation as team scrums, Sprint Planning, user demonstrations.

  • Orchestrate: schedule/facilitate Sprint Planning, backlog refinement, daily Scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective meetings.

  • Lead story grooming, Sprint Planning, and other Agile Collaboration to ensure that features are user centered and sufficiently detailed, and that sufficient time is allotted for your work.

  • Organize and facilitate Scrum ceremonies Sprint Planning, daily Scrum, release review, code demos, retrospectives, etc.

  • Ensure you advance; understand the overall Product Roadmap as articulated by Agile coach/Product Owner and translate roadmap into team specific Release Planning and Sprint Planning.

  • Collaborate with product and development leads on future Sprint Planning and provide metrics on testing progress.

  • Facilitate team meetings daily scrums, Sprint Planning, backlog grooming, sprint demos and retrospectives.

  • Ensure consistency and productivity of your key defined engineering processes (projects and Sprint Planning, incidents follow up, onboarding, documentation).

  • Standardize: actively lead daily Scrum, design, and Sprint Planning, and lead Requirements Gathering and architecture design.

  • Be accountable for driving technology solution delivery for large projects/programs through a complete Agile Development lifecycle backlog prioritization, Sprint Planning, tracking burn down/velocity, etc.


Save time, empower your teams and effectively upgrade your processes with access to this practical Sprint Planning Toolkit and guide. Address common challenges with best-practice templates, step-by-step Work Plans and maturity diagnostics for any Sprint Planning related project.

Download the Toolkit and in Three Steps you will be guided from idea to implementation results.

The Toolkit contains the following practical and powerful enablers with new and updated Sprint Planning specific requirements:

STEP 1: Get your bearings

Start with...

  • The latest quick edition of the Sprint Planning Self Assessment book in PDF containing 49 requirements to perform a quickscan, get an overview and share with stakeholders.

Organized in a Data Driven improvement cycle RDMAICS (Recognize, Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control and Sustain), check the…

  • Example pre-filled Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard to get familiar with results generation

Then find your goals...

STEP 2: Set concrete goals, tasks, dates and numbers you can track

Featuring 999 new and updated case-based questions, organized into seven core areas of Process Design, this Self-Assessment will help you identify areas in which Sprint Planning improvements can be made.

Examples; 10 of the 999 standard requirements:

  1. What types of data do your Sprint Planning indicators require?

  2. The political context: who holds power?

  3. What do people want to verify?

  4. Is the scope of Sprint Planning cost analysis cost-effective?

  5. Where do you need Sprint Planning improvement?

  6. Think about the functions involved in your Sprint Planning project, what processes flow from these functions?

  7. Will Sprint Planning have an impact on current Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery processes and/or infrastructure?

  8. Does Sprint Planning analysis isolate the fundamental causes of problems?

  9. How do you encourage people to take control and responsibility?

  10. What are (control) requirements for Sprint Planning Information?

Complete the self assessment, on your own or with a team in a workshop setting. Use the workbook together with the self assessment requirements spreadsheet:

  • The workbook is the latest in-depth complete edition of the Sprint Planning book in PDF containing 994 requirements, which criteria correspond to the criteria in...

Your Sprint Planning self-assessment dashboard which gives you your dynamically prioritized projects-ready tool and shows your organization exactly what to do next:

  • The Self-Assessment Excel Dashboard; with the Sprint Planning Self-Assessment and Scorecard you will develop a clear picture of which Sprint Planning areas need attention, which requirements you should focus on and who will be responsible for them:

    • Shows your organization instant insight in areas for improvement: Auto generates reports, radar chart for maturity assessment, insights per process and participant and bespoke, ready to use, RACI Matrix
    • Gives you a professional Dashboard to guide and perform a thorough Sprint Planning Self-Assessment
    • Is secure: Ensures offline Data Protection of your Self-Assessment results
    • Dynamically prioritized projects-ready RACI Matrix shows your organization exactly what to do next:


STEP 3: Implement, Track, follow up and revise strategy

The outcomes of STEP 2, the self assessment, are the inputs for STEP 3; Start and manage Sprint Planning projects with the 62 implementation resources:

  • 62 step-by-step Sprint Planning Project Management Form Templates covering over 1500 Sprint Planning project requirements and success criteria:

Examples; 10 of the check box criteria:

  1. Cost Management Plan: Eac -estimate at completion, what is the total job expected to cost?

  2. Activity Cost Estimates: In which phase of the Acquisition Process cycle does source qualifications reside?

  3. Project Scope Statement: Will all Sprint Planning project issues be unconditionally tracked through the Issue Resolution process?

  4. Closing Process Group: Did the Sprint Planning project team have enough people to execute the Sprint Planning project plan?

  5. Source Selection Criteria: What are the guidelines regarding award without considerations?

  6. Scope Management Plan: Are Corrective Actions taken when actual results are substantially different from detailed Sprint Planning project plan (variances)?

  7. Initiating Process Group: During which stage of Risk planning are risks prioritized based on probability and impact?

  8. Cost Management Plan: Is your organization certified as a supplier, wholesaler, regular dealer, or manufacturer of corresponding products/supplies?

  9. Procurement Audit: Was a formal review of tenders received undertaken?

  10. Activity Cost Estimates: What procedures are put in place regarding bidding and cost comparisons, if any?

Step-by-step and complete Sprint Planning Project Management Forms and Templates including check box criteria and templates.

1.0 Initiating Process Group:

2.0 Planning Process Group:

3.0 Executing Process Group:

  • 3.1 Team Member Status Report
  • 3.2 Change Request
  • 3.3 Change Log
  • 3.4 Decision Log
  • 3.5 Quality Audit
  • 3.6 Team Directory
  • 3.7 Team Operating Agreement
  • 3.8 Team Performance Assessment
  • 3.9 Team Member Performance Assessment
  • 3.10 Issue Log

4.0 Monitoring and Controlling Process Group:

  • 4.1 Sprint Planning project Performance Report
  • 4.2 Variance Analysis
  • 4.3 Earned Value Status
  • 4.4 Risk Audit
  • 4.5 Contractor Status Report
  • 4.6 Formal Acceptance

5.0 Closing Process Group:

  • 5.1 Procurement Audit
  • 5.2 Contract Close-Out
  • 5.3 Sprint Planning project or Phase Close-Out
  • 5.4 Lessons Learned



With this Three Step process you will have all the tools you need for any Sprint Planning project with this in-depth Sprint Planning Toolkit.

In using the Toolkit you will be better able to:

  • Diagnose Sprint Planning projects, initiatives, organizations, businesses and processes using accepted diagnostic standards and practices
  • Implement evidence-based best practice strategies aligned with overall goals
  • Integrate recent advances in Sprint Planning and put Process Design strategies into practice according to best practice guidelines

Defining, designing, creating, and implementing a process to solve a business challenge or meet a business objective is the most valuable role; In EVERY company, organization and department.

Unless you are talking a one-time, single-use project within a business, there should be a process. Whether that process is managed and implemented by humans, AI, or a combination of the two, it needs to be designed by someone with a complex enough perspective to ask the right questions. Someone capable of asking the right questions and step back and say, 'What are we really trying to accomplish here? And is there a different way to look at it?'

This Toolkit empowers people to do just that - whether their title is entrepreneur, manager, consultant, (Vice-)President, CxO etc... - they are the people who rule the future. They are the person who asks the right questions to make Sprint Planning investments work better.

This Sprint Planning All-Inclusive Toolkit enables You to be that person.


Includes lifetime updates

Every self assessment comes with Lifetime Updates and Lifetime Free Updated Books. Lifetime Updates is an industry-first feature which allows you to receive verified self assessment updates, ensuring you always have the most accurate information at your fingertips.