I’ve sat in many Sprint Planning meetings and whether they go well or badly always comes to the same thing – what are we working towards?

When everyone knows what they are working towards, and what the end goal is, they go very well, extremely well, and are very successful.

When everyone doesn’t agree on what we are working towards, they go off the rails with esoteric discussions and back and forth on topics that take up the time in the discussion and end up providing little to no value.  The team leaves the meeting wondering why they have to sit through this every two weeks with little regard for the outcome.

Sprints are little pieces that lead up to big deliveries, if we don’t know what those pieces look like, we’ll never know what we’re trying to deliver.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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