Practice Area

Agile and Scrum

Sprint Planning and Retrospectives — Team Based

  • Traditional Classroom: ½-day
  • Virtual Instructor-led: One 4-hour session; Two 2-hour sessions; One 3-hour session

The overall goal of this course is to provide participants with the knowledge to participate in or facilitate sprint planning sessions so that all stories selected for the sprint/iteration comply with the Definition of Ready. We will also explore the value, input, and outputs and facilitate a compelling retrospective.

Target Audience

Individuals who will benefit from this workshop include members and leaders of agile project teams.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the importance of and process to run effective sprint planning and retrospective events.

Course Outline

Getting Started
  • Introduction
  • Workshop Orientation
  • Expectations
Foundation Concepts
Sprint Planning
Sprint Backlog Items Review
  • Exercise Reviewing the Backlog
Define Velocity
Story Sizing Based on Volume, Uncertainty, Complexity, Knowledge
Detailing Stories
  • Exercise Adding and Estimating Tasks
Setting a Sprint Goal
  • Exercise Developing a Sprint Goal
Facilitating a Retrospective
  • What Should We Keep Doing and What Should We Stop Doing?
Summary and Next Steps

MDV5012 Course Code

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