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Sprint Backlog


“The Sprint Backlog is the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint, plus a plan for delivering the product Increment and realising the Sprint Goal.”(1)


Overview

Definition: The Sprint Backlog is the set of PBIs selected for the Sprint, plus a plan, often a list of tasks, for delivering the Product Increment and realising the Sprint Goal.

Owner: The Development Team

Sprint Backlog Contents

  • Product Backlog Items + Plan = Sprint Backlog
  • at least one high priority process improvement from the previous Retrospective

Emergence

  • The Sprint Backlog emerges during the Sprint as the Development team learns more about what is needed to achieve the Sprint Goal
  • If new work is required it is added by the Development Team
  • As work is completed the estimated remaining work is updated by the Development Team
  • If work is no longer necessary it is removed by the Development Team

Monitoring Sprint Progress

  • Total work remaining in the Sprint Backlog can be summed at any time in the Sprint
  • Progress is monitored at least every Daily Scrum and aids the conversations regarding the likelihood of achieving the Sprint Goal
  • The Development Team monitors its own progress

References

  1. The Scrum Guide
  2. Mastering Professional Scrum by Stephanie Ockerman and Simon Reindl

 


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