Sprint planning with Easy Agile TeamRhythm

Discover the power of Easy Agile TeamRhythm for streamlined sprint planning

Purpose and objective of sprint/version planning

Sprint planning is a crucial activity within the agile framework, specifically in Scrum methodology. It is a collaborative process that allows the development team, scrum master, and product owner to come together and plan the upcoming sprint. The main purpose of sprint planning is to determine which user stories or backlog items will be worked on, discuss the scope and define the sprint goals to establish a shared understanding.

Here are some key aspects:

  1. Establishing sprint goals
  2. Prioritizing work
  3. Breaking down user stories
  4. Estimating effort
  5. Collaborative decision-making
  6. Commitment and accountability

Key users (roles & responsibilities)

  • Development team: Responsible for implementing work during the sprint, actively participating in sprint planning by contributing expertise, estimating effort, and breaking down user stories into tasks.
  • Scrum Master: Facilitates the sprint planning meeting, ensuring correct process adherence, and removing obstacles to team progress. Guides the team through planning activities.
  • Product Owner: Actively engages in sprint planning, providing insights into the product backlog, answering questions, and assisting with user story prioritization. Holds final decision-making authority for sprint content and priorities.

It is important to note that while the development team, scrum master, and product owner are the primary audience for sprint planning, other stakeholders or interested parties may also be involved, depending on the specific project and organizational context.

Sprint planning with Easy Agile TeamRhythm

User goal

As an agile software development team, our goal is to effectively plan the upcoming sprint by considering our capacity and establishing a shared understanding of a common goal.


On the first day of Sprint 2, the whole team meet to plan to create their plan.

  • Close off Sprint 1
Close a sprint
  • Set a sprint goal
Set a sprint goal
  • Access a view of work on the backlog you can draw from
Access a view of the backlog
  • Apply a filter to shape what they see on the story map
Apply a filter
  • Use drag and drop or quick actions to schedule the work into the sprint
Quick actions
  • Re-estimate tasks if needed & review estimate totals to assess commitment
Re-estimate tasks
  • Assign issues to owners for initial work
Assign issues to owners
  • Assess and edit the goal if needed
Assess and edit the sprint goal
  • Start the sprint
Start the sprint

Easy Agile TeamRhythm

TeamRhythm aims to support you from planning right through to review by facilitating sprint planning, backlog management, user story mapping, and team retrospectives in Jira.


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