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Plan your sprint activities

Plan your sprint activities

Streamline the sprint planning and completion activities using the Sprint Planning tab.

Before you begin

  • Role required: scrum_admin, scrum_master, or scrum_sprint_planner
  • You must be a member of an agile group to access the Sprint Planning tab.
Note: You can perform only a specific set of actions in the Sprint Planning tab based on the role that is assigned to you. See Agile Development User Roles for more information.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Agile Development > Agile Board.
  2. Select the Sprint Planning tab.
  3. From the choice list at the top left corner, select an assignment group for which you want to plan the sprint activities. The choice list displays all the teams to which you are added as a group member. The default assignment group is the team you have selected earlier or the first team in which you were added as a group member.
  4. To create a sprint, use either of the following options:
    OptionDescription
    From the Sprint Planning tab Using this option, only a single sprint is created at one time.
    1. Click Create Sprint.
    2. Specify the required details in the sprint form and click Submit.
    From Group Form Using this option, a single or multiple sprints can be created at one time.
    1. Navigate to Agile Development > Groups.
    2. Select the assignment group and click Create Sprints.
      Note: If all groups follow the same sprint schedule, sprints can be generated for all groups. For generating sprints for multiple groups at once, select the required groups and click Create Sprints.
    3. In the form, specify the number of sprints to be created.
    4. Click Submit.
    5. Navigate to Agile Development > Agile Board > Sprint Planning.
    6. Select the assignment group.
    Sprints display stories in the form of a list. If a sprint contains more than 50 stories, then pagination control appears at the bottom of the list enabling you to navigate to the previous, next, first, or last page in the list.
  5. To add a story to the backlog:
    1. Click Create Story.
    2. Specify the required details in the story form and click Submit. The story appears at the bottom of the backlog. On clicking an existing story number, a story form appears in which you can edit the story details. If you have read-only access, you can open the story form but cannot edit the story details.
  6. To add a story to the backlog or a sprint and simultaneously decide its order of implementation, perform these steps:
    1. Point to a story in the backlog or a sprint.
    2. Click Create Story.
    3. Specify the required details in the story form and click Submit. The story is created beneath the story that was selected in the backlog or a sprint.
  7. To create a theme, click Create Theme.
  8. To create an epic, click Create Epic.
  9. The Backlog section in a list displays all the active stories assigned to the team, but not assigned to any sprint. Use either of the following options to arrange stories:
    ActionDescription
    Using the drag feature This option can be used to move stories within the backlog, move stories from the backlog to any sprint, or move stories from one sprint to another.

    Point to a story in the backlog and drag it to the required location.

    Using the keyboard This option can be used to move stories only within a backlog or a sprint. See Arrange stories using the keyboard.
    If the backlog contains more than 50 stories, then pagination control appears at the bottom of the list enabling you to navigate to the previous, next, first, or last pages in the list.
    Rearranging stories in the backlog changes the ranking of stories. Ranks are stored in the global_rank column in the Story [rm_story] table. When you move a story within a backlog, its rank changes relative to the stories within the same backlog. Thus, if the story exists in some other backlog, its ranking might change but position in the backlog would remain the same.
  10. To start a sprint, click Start that appears at right corner of the first or top sprint. Sprint Board appears.
  11. To complete a sprint, click Complete Sprint that appears at right corner of the first or top sprint. A dialog box appears indicating the number of completed and incomplete stories in the sprint.
    1. Move incomplete stories, if any, to the backlog or a future sprint.
    2. Click Complete. The sprint disappears from the Sprint Planning tab and appears in the Sprint list as complete.