Agile Anti-Patterns: Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns Part II

David Theil
13 min readSep 24, 2022

Content:

  • What is the Sprint Planning?
  1. To Fight? What for?
  2. Missing Sprint Goal
  3. Product Backlog Item carryover
  4. Last-minute PBIs
  5. Quantity focus and pressure to perform
  6. The unprepared Sprint Planning

INFO: This article is part of the series on agile anti-patterns.
For more agile anti-patterns see the entire series.

Agile Anti-Pattern Series:
- General Agile Anti-Patterns
Scrum Anti-Patterns
- Daily Scrum/ Daily Standup Anti-Patterns
- Sprint Anti-Patterns Part I
- Sprint Anti-Patterns Part II
- Sprint Anti-Patterns Part III
- Backlog Anti-Patterns Part I
- Backlog-Anti-Patterns Part II
- Refinement-Anti-Patterns
- Sprint Review Anti Patterns Part I
- Sprint Review Anti Patterns Part II
- Sprint Review Anti Patterns Part III
- Retrospective Anti Patterns Part I
- Retrospective Anti Patterns Part II
- Retrospective Anti Patterns Part III
- Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns Part I
- Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns Part II
- Sprint Planning Anti-Patterns Part III
- Role Anti-Patterns Part I
- Role Anti-Patterns Part II
- Role Anti-Patterns Part III
- Role Anti-Patterns Part IV

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What is the Sprint Planning?

The Sprint Planning is the first Meeting within a Sprint which starts the Sprint and creates a Sprint Goal, a Sprint Backlog, and a Plan for how to achieve the Sprint Goal.

During the Sprint Planning, we answer the following questions: