Sprint Planning Meeting
- Planning must be done at the beginning of every sprint cycle.
- Team selects items from the product backlog they can commit to completing
- Sprint backlog is created by the entire team.
- Tasks are identified and each is estimated (1-16 hours)
- Collaboratively, not done alone by the ScrumMaster
- An Eight hour limit applies to this meeting. During the 1st 4 hrs The Product owner and team prioritizes the product backlog and later only team plans the sprint and creates the Sprint Backlog.
- Time limit: 8 hrs
Daily Scrum (Daily Standup) Meeting
Daily Scrum is more like a daily project status meeting which is very short and nothing other than the status can be discussed. The following are the key characteristics of Scrum.
- Daily and starts precisely on time.
- Daily Scrum must happen at same location and every working day at same time
- Only Scrum Master and Team members can speak (anyone can join)
- Not for problem solving (no discussions on reasons/approach etc.)
- Everyone answers 3 questions and the Scrum Master documents this:
- What have you done since yesterday?
- What are you planning to do today?
- Anything in the way (issues/concerns). The resolution cannot be discussed in the Scrum. It should be discussed after.
- Time limit: 15-minutes
The Sprint Review Meeting
- Outcome of the sprint is reviewed. What is completed and what is left.
- A demo is provided of the completed work only.
- Team and anyone from outside can participate (Open House)
- Time limit: 4 hours.
Sprint Retrospective Meeting
- This meeting is for identifying and implementing continuous process improvements
- Two questions are asked:
- What went well in the Sprint?
- What could be improved in next Sprint?
- The outcome is what to Start / Stop / Continue.
- This is attended by team, ScrumMaster and Product Owner.
- Time limit: 3 hrs