How to Keep Sprint Planning Efficient

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You’ve heard the term “sprint planning” before. And if you’re reading this article, you probably already know what it means—so I won’t burn time explaining it. Let’s get into nuance.

One factor that’s been on my mind recently is how much time we should dedicate to sprint planning meetings. There are certainly many different ways to run these; the structure depends on the methodology, team size, what point you’re at in the project, and plenty else. For our work with Project Beacon, we have a large development team and not much time to spare. We’re making constant updates to the products, both incremental and significant, as the COVID-19 pandemic around us continues to shift the landscape of the world. We can’t afford wasted time.

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