Plan your sprints and communicate them to teams with ease

Learn how sprint planning helps your entire team keep pace.

How does sprint planning benefit collaborative teams?

Sprint planning defines the purpose, goals, and tasks for a set time frame (a “sprint”).

It breaks large, overwhelming tasks and goals into subtasks to make them more manageable and less daunting for everyone involved.

Plan your sprints and communicate them to teams with ease

Don’t let sprint planning leave you out of breath! We know there are lots of moving parts to juggle, but Notion’s connected workspace has your back.

You can plan, detail, and schedule sprints with ease thanks to centralized meeting notes, project timelines, and resources.

Plan your sprints and communicate them to teams with ease

How you can do sprint planning with Notion

  1. Sign up for Notion and invite your team. Sign into your Notion account.

  2. Create a new page in your workspace and add sections describing the project. Include blocks to visualize ongoing work, to-dos, backlogs, and completed work.

  3. Decide on a timeframe, like a two-week sprint. Create a database that itemizes objectives and tasks based on this timeframe.

  4. For each task, create a page that offers more details like deadlines, responsible individuals, and task statuses – and sort or filter to create visualizations like project boards or timelines.

Plan your sprints and communicate them to teams with ease
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A screenshot of Notion's mobile app

Simplify your sprint-planning process with Notion


What are the four steps within a sprint?

Parts of a sprint include:

  • Sprint planning

  • Daily stand-up meetings

  • Sprint review and retrospective

  • Sprint closure

How should a sprint plan be structured?

A sprint plan usually consists of the following components:

  • Current sprint objective

  • Sprint backlog (items from within this sprint)

  • Team capacity

  • Product backlog (items from the project as a whole)

What’s the sprint planning checklist?

Tise sprint planning checklist helps scrum teams and masters, project managers, and product owners standardize the process:

  • Review the sprint goal and backlog items

  • Assess the team's capacity

  • Decide what success looks like

  • Assign tasks to team members

  • Schedule the sprint review and retrospective meetings

Determine what’s in the sprint planning meeting for the upcoming sprint.