Join Bob McGannon for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing your sprint structure, part of Agile Project Management Foundations.
…Most sprint durations are from four to 12 weeks.…This duration includes the speculate, explore, and adapt phases.…Determining the length of your sprints and the number of features…you'll try to build during each sprint is called the sprint structure.…You'll want to create a sprint structure…that is appropriate for your specific project.…So let's discuss some hints and tips to determine your sprint structure.…As a starting point, plan one week for Speculate and one week for Adapt.…Over time, you will learn what you can…accomplish in those time frames, and adjust as necessary.…
The exception to this is the Speculate…phase in the first sprint, as planning will…be necessary for the whole project, not just the sprint, so add a few more days.…To determine the best sprint structure, you'll…need the complete list of features to…be developed along with size estimates.…Then, create a logical grouping for the features so you…can assess the size of the sprints you want to use.…Features can be grouped based on, the business's prioritization of the features.…
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- What is agile project management?
- Selecting an agile project
- Scoping the project
- Designing your sprint structure
- Collecting requirements
- Running stand-up meetings
- Managing issues and risks
- Tracking lessons learned
- Responding to change requests
- Closing the project
- Spotting signs of trouble