Sprint Planning Doesn't Have to be a Drag! Here's How to Make it Fun with Live Q&A

Sprint planning might seem like the most mundane part of your development cycle, but it doesn’t have to be! If you start it off with a fun activity like a live Q&A, you can create an opening phase to your sprint. This will get everyone in the team excited about what’s going to happen later in the sprint. Here are some ideas on how you can use live Q&A in your next sprint planning meeting. To make sure your developers and testers feel both engaged and ready to take on their tasks with glee!

Live Q&A

Write down your questions

  1. Why are sprints so important during this phase?

  2. How do I come up with my own ideas for sprints?

  3. What do I need to prepare before the live Q&A starts?

  4. What is the opening phase?

  5. How many people should I invite to the live Q&A session at once, and why?

  6. What if someone interrupts me while we're doing live Q&A, what should I do then?

answering Q&A

Fill in the answers

  1. What are your top three tasks for the opening phase?
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    Ensure that people know who we are and what we're doing

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    Find out what the customers need and want

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    Build our team of experts in different areas of expertise for sprints/projects

  1. What do you hope to get out of this experience?
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    Insightful information about possible future directions for the company

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    More clearity about our current goals

Get ready for your guests

Before you begin, make sure that you know the following:

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    What is the topic of your live Q&A?

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    How long is this session expected to last?

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    What are some questions that might come up during the live Q&A?

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    Who will lead the discussion?

Once you've got these figured out, send an email about your live Q&A to everyone on your list so they can sign up ahead of time and get ready for this event.

The live Q&A session

With Sendsteps it is possible to host a live Q&A session. You could start by discussing the following topics:

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    What is sprint planning?

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    What is the point of sprint planning?

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    Why should you attend live Q&A instead of an online forum?

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    How does live Q&A work?

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    When and where is the next live Q&A session?

These topics will help start your sprint. By using the Sendsteps online web app you could add more content slides after the live Q&A and continue your sprint planning!

Saskia Zwaak

Saskia started as the first intern on the marketing team and is currently a full time Junior Marketeer. She established the roots to create new blogs with the purpose of creating content to help others. Nonsense content is not up to Saskia’s standards as she only believes in bringing value to her readers.