General Sprint Timeline

Sprint Phases

Planning and Kickoff

May 11, 2015

After planning meetings, devs use remainder of this day to plan and get a head start on implementation activities.

Active Implementation

May 12, 2015 - May 20, 2015

Devs are actively implementing features and providing incremental releases to QA for testing.

Pre-Planning

May 21, 2015

Planning activities for next sprint, including PBI assignment and task estimation. This is a secondary opportunity to seek clarification on PBI requirements or acceptance criteria

Sprint Close

May 22, 2015

Retrospective
Feature / Deliverable Demo
Devs use remainder of day to prepare for upcoming sprint:
- Research
- Preliminary design

Sprint tasks should be closed out or pulled into next sprint by EOD

Dev Sprint Events

Week 1

May 11, 2015 - May 15, 2015

Sprint Planning and Kickoff

May 11, 2015

Sprint Planning Meeting
Some teams follow up with a dev-specific planning meeting
Monday #1 is not considered a construction day, devs use remainder of day to plan/design implementations

E&C Calls

May 12, 2015 - Approx. May 13, 2015

Brief (~15 minute) conversations between offshore QA and individual devs, usually moderated by onshore QA lead:

- Discuss upcoming PBIs
- Identify remaining areas requiring clarification
- Final review of acceptance criteria / scenarios

PBI Delivery Begins (Target)

May 14, 2015

Week 2

May 18, 2015 - May 22, 2015

Construction Complete (Target)

May 20, 2015

We plan for construction to be completed by EOD on Wednesday #2 so that QA can finish testing implementation by end of sprint. On rare occasions construction may continue past this point, but that should be an exception rather than a rule.

Sprint Task Planning

May 21, 2015

Pre-planning exercise for next sprint, breaking PBIs into individual tasks, assigning to dev, and entering hours.
Some teams perform this as a group activity, others assign PBIs and have devs individually create tasks and assign hours.

Backlog Grooming and Sizing

May 21, 2015

Regular review and sizing of upcoming PBIs
This is an early opportunity to review and clean up PBIs and acceptance criteria

Sprint Demo

May 22, 2015

Demonstrate new features and/or deliverables to stakeholders.

Sprint Retrospective

May 22, 2015

Look back over the sprint to identify successes and opportunities for improvement. Active participation and dialogue is encouraged.

QA Sprint Events

Planning and Kickoff

May 11, 2015

E&C Calls

May 12, 2015 - Approx. May 13, 2015

Test Case Preparation

May 12, 2015 - Approx. May 13, 2015

PBI Functional Testing

May 14, 2015 - May 21, 2015

PBI Delivery Begins (Target)

May 14, 2015

Functional testing begins as soon as the first testable PBI is delivered.

PBI Regression Testing

May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015

Functional and Regression Testing Complete

May 22, 2015

If bugs are discovered during regression testing, they are usually added into the next sprint.