I’ve helped kickoff a lot of Scrum teams. Even with the number of teams I’ve helped get started, I still struggle to remember all the subjects a team can benefit from discussing when they first form. Why? Simple: even if you help 10 teams start up a year, you’re really not doing it all that often, and there’s simply a lot of little things to remember.
Enter The Scrum Kickoff Planner to save the day!
The Scrum Kickoff Planner is made up of 12 pages of goodness, with sections like:
- Working Agreements
- Team Values
- Product Owner availability
- What do we do when the PO is not available
- Sprint Length
- Definition of Done
Don’t let the size of the Planner scare you. Even if your team only discusses some of the contents you’ll be better off than if you hadn’t. Fill in the parts that help you. Ignore the parts that don’t. The guide is meant to foster discussions and interactions.
If you find the planner useful, have a suggestion for an item to add, or if you have questions, please post in the comments below. If we outgrow the comments section, I’ll start a mailing list on the topic.