Tip #17 - Replanning a sprint

Tip #17 - Replanning a sprint



Welcome back to our tips and tricks series!
 
Your team has already begun the sprint and is half-way through. Suddenly you find a drop in performance. What will you do? You can always replan a sprint and start it again. 
 
When should you replan a sprint?
 
You end up replanning a sprint only when there are a lot of work items that you cannot finish within the specified duration. 
 
Solution:  You can overcome this by conducting proper sprint planning meeting, prioritizing the work items effectively, and allocating resources accordingly. 
 
Whom should you involve while replanning a sprint?
 
Involve all the members who were present in the sprint planning meeting. The product owner, sprint owner (scrum master), sprint team members should gather around to fix the pitfalls and replan the sprint. 
 

 
How to avoid replanning of sprint?

Team's that are new to Agile often tend to replan their sprint. It's always good to replan a sprint 'n' number of times until you find the pace of your team. You can resolve this in two ways:
 
Solution:
  • Find the average performance of your team using the velocity chart .
  • Schedule a backlog refinement meeting and re-prioritize the work items for better clarity.
Agile is always open to change. Follow the inspect and adapt cycle to strengthen your team's performance. Contact support@zohosprints.com for any queries. 

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