Sprint Planning, Estimating and Velocity

This post describes the basics of an agile workflow. The focus of agile is to produce working software. Agile involves the end user so that you build the software that they want. Agile adapts to change by dealing with small units of work and not planning too far ahead.

In short, agile avoids the waterfall problem of spending 6 months building a product that nobody wants.

The basis of most agile teams is the sprint. Sprints are typically 1 week or 2 weeks long. In order to start a sprint, a team needs to estimate their work and decide how much of it to put into their sprint.

To do that, we need to talk about sprint planning, estimating and velocity…

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