What is Sprint Planning?
At the beginning of a sprint, the scrum team holds a sprint planning event to:
- Agree on the sprint goal, a short description of what they forecast to deliver by sprint end, based on the priorities set by the product owner.
- Select product backlog items that contribute towards this goal.
- Form a sprint backlog by mutually discussing and agreeing on which items are intended to be done during that sprint.
The maximum duration of sprint planning is eight hours for a four-week sprint. As the detailed work is elaborated, some product backlog items may be split or returned to the product backlog if the team believes they cannot complete that work in a single sprint.