Sprint Planning Process

Who can use this Hierarchy?

Targeted to assist organizations and teams striving for excellence in their Agile practices, this enhanced sprint planning process is beneficial for:


Project Owners

Development Team Leads

Scrum Masters

Project Coordinators

DevOps Engineers


Product Management

Software Development

Quality Assurance





SaaS Providers


Demonstration Video

Description of the Hierarchy

This documentation lays out an expanded and systematic approach for conducting sprint planning sessions, utilizing a detailed structure that covers all aspects of sprint preparation and execution.

Main Components and Workflow:

  • Sprint Goals & Backlog Preparation: Set sprint objectives and select backlog items that align with these goals, ensuring clarity from the outset.

  • Estimation & Dependency Review: Conduct task estimations and check for technical dependencies, creating a feasible and realistic sprint plan.

  • Capacity Planning & Risk Analysis: Assess team capacity and perform risk assessments to identify and plan for potential sprint challenges.

Application Across an Organization:

By adopting this detailed sprint planning process, various departments collaborate effectively, ensuring:

  • Product Management and Software Development: Align on sprint goals and technical implementation.

  • Quality Assurance: Prepares for thorough testing aligned with sprint deliverables.

  • DevOps: Supports the sprint with optimal technical infrastructure and deployment processes.

Outcome and Benefits:

Organizations implementing this enhanced sprint planning process can anticipate:

  • Improved alignment of sprint tasks with overall project goals.

  • Enhanced efficiency in sprint execution and reduced time-to-market.

  • Strengthened collaboration across teams and departments.

  • A more detailed and accountable approach to sprint planning and execution.

Hierarchy Structure

Download and Import the Hierarchy

Download the file below, go the manage hierarchies screen, and click import to use the hierarchy.