Sprint Tasking Tips

Executive Summary:

In this article, I give some background on what considerations are most important when creating tasks in the Sprint Backlog. Specifically, I speak from the following angles:

  • Scrum Transparency
  • What the Scrum Guide Says
  • The Goals of Good Sprint Tasking

I then give 20+ Sprint tasking tips, such as:

  • Prefer ideal hours over real hours to estimate tasks
  • Strongly prefer more granular tasks
  • Re-tasking mid-sprint is perfectly acceptable
  • Prefer only 3 task statuses: TO DO, IN PROGRESS, DONE
  • Put a capacity line on your burndown chart

Link to full article:  Sprint Tasking Tips

Over the coming days and from time to time, I’ll post a few of the tips individually, but I won’t pester you by sending out all 20+ of them any time soon.

As always, all feedback welcome.

May the Sprint Be With You!


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