Sprint kickoffs help product and engineering teams prioritize work and decide who can do it. But without a clear way to track your sprint plans, it’s hard to know if priorities are staying on track. To plan your most productive sprints, try this sprint planning template and keep these tips in mind:
- Keep your sprint structured. Just having a list of to-do’s doesn’t help you understand if your sprint is on track. You can group tasks by columns by work stage then drag and drop tasks to a new column as they move forward.
- Add a clear owner and deadline to each task. Sprint planning is all about figuring out who on the team can tackle certain work in a specific timeframe. Give each task an assignee and deadline to make responsibilities clear.
- Make important details easy to find. Set your sprint up for success by tracking all the details for each task with custom fields, like priority and cost. That way you can ensure your team is focused on the top priorities without getting overloaded.
- Provide regular updates. Your sprint plan in Asana helps kickoff, stand up, and retrospective meetings run smoothly because everybody can find their work and quickly give a recap without searching around or forgetting something.