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The Sprint Planning Meeting – An Overview

Scrum consists of sprints or iterations, which are temporal events. This means that the sprint will start and end at a certain point in time, regardless of whether the goal has been achieved. 

Sprint duration can vary from one week to four weeks. A week can be too little time to get anything real or potential to deliver. Virtual sprint management teams can experiment with different durations until they find what works best for them.

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Fast run goal

Sprint's goal in Scrum is to create a potentially deliverable product or functionality. This can be done in the form of one or more features of the product to be made. “Portable potential” means that all aspects of the feature are designed, coded, tested, and approved as required. 

While there may not be an actual release at the end of each Sprint, the work in progress is ready to be released.

Duration

Sprint Planning Meetings are limited to 8 hours for 4-week sprints. With shorter sprints, the meetings are shorter – for example, a two-week sprint has a four-hour planning meeting.

Sprint planning meeting structure

The Sprint Planning Meeting can be divided into two parts. The first part deals with "what" is being done in that sprint. Another section deals with the "how" to achieve the "what". 

The presence of the product owner is mandatory in the first half. Here the product owner orders a set of products and explains what has the highest priority for the company.