Module 6: Sprint Design & Facilitation
Why should you use this method?
Sprint scoping is essential to:
- Align the team to manage expectations upfront
- Understand the challenge at hand
- Have maximum learning from the sprint
What is scoping?
Scoping is the starting point of a sprint. It is important to understand what’s in scope and what’s out of scope without deciding on a specific solution or problem. The scope should be neither too broad or too narrow. A good scope typicallyhas the customer problem in the center.
How can you apply this method?
0. Invite your team
Invite your sprint team to do a quick scoping exercise before the start of the sprint.
1. Initial thoughts
Ensure each team member fills in all the boxes of the scoping canvas besides the challenge statement. This is done individually using post-its and should not take more than 15 min.
2. Facilitate a discussion
The team leader should facilitate a discussion of the boxes filled and make necessary changes to the scope required.
3. Define the challenge statement
Individually reflect on the inputs and come up with a challenge statement in the form of a “How might we” statement.
4. Finalize the challenge statement
Discuss the different challenge statements and agree on a final challenge statement for the sprint.
Note: The ideal scenario to do the scoping would be with your team, but you can also prepare the scope of the sprint individually for the sake of the practical assignment.
Pen, Paper/ Table template, Team