Planning Game

Definition of Planning Game:

A Planning Game is a planning meeting held in order to decide which items and user stories to work on in the next iteration or release.

Use of Planning Games:

The planning game is attended by project, IT, business and maybe other stakeholders. Those present (including the product owner) consider which user stories will deliver the most value to the product or project, taking into account current estimates.

Benefits of the Planning Game:

  • Improves communication between development team and stakeholders.
  • Improves likelihood of delivering working software or products with each release or iteration.

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Sohrab Salimi

Scrum Academy GmbH

Sohrab is a long-standing Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and CEO of the Scrum Academy GmbH based in Cologne. He is a trained medical doctor and worked for Bain & Company as a consultant and as a CIO at SE-Consulting, among others, before founding the Scrum Academy. As a consultant and trainer, he has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries for over a decade on topics related to agile transformation, innovation and organizational development.

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