Create the project schedule, document product features, and consider questions for team members that will
allow them to define the product backlog.
Assessment 4 Instructions: Preparing for the Sprint
Create a 10-12 slide PowerPoint presentation for a Sprint meeting
Note: The assessments in this course are based upon a scenario at CapraTek. You must complete the assessments in
this course in the order in which they are presented.
Planning in advance of the first project Sprint affords the project manager an opportunity to prepare a space to
meet, create the project schedule, document product features, and consider questions for team members that will
allow them to define the product backlog.
An effective Sprint requires preparation. Preparation entails a solid understanding of product requirements,
deadlines, the development team, and if available, previous Sprint Retrospectives. Having a detailed plan on how to
present critical information to your Sprint team in an effective way is central to proper planning, as is knowing how
to communicate effectively with the team to understand their skills, needs, and ideas, as well as possible challenges
for the upcoming Sprint.
Once you understand the high level basics of a project, you are ready to begin working with your team. Your first
Scrum meeting is your opportunity to set the tone for the entire project. During this meeting it is important to set
expectations, processes, roles, and schedules, as well as share product information and develop relationships.
Preparation is critical.
Because Scrum is a new process at CapraTek, your boss is interested in how you plan to conduct your first Sprint
meeting with your relatively inexperienced (at Scrum) team. He asks you to submit an outline of your plans for the
You plan to present to the group using PowerPoint to introduce the product, project, schedule, and
process by which you will work together. You offer to share the presentation and a description of your meeting plan
with him. He accepts.
The meeting should also allow an opportunity for interaction with the development team in order to understand
their needs and get feedback to fine tune the project schedule.
One of your project developers is located in India. Make sure you suggest how you will make accommodations to
assure the effectiveness of that team member
https://courserooma.capella.edu/webapps/blackboard/content/listContent.jsp?course_id=_361694_1&content_id=_11221813_1Create a two-part PowerPoint presentation.
Part 1 – Presentation to the Boss
Describe your plan for your first Sprint meeting. Minimally, this plan should include:
A meeting outline.
A description of the environment where the meeting will take place, and why it is appropriate. Include tools
or materials that you plan to use on an ongoing basis.
How you plan to address the needs of your remote stakeholder. (State assumptions as necessary to support
Questions you plan to ask your team that will help you understand their abilities and how they will approach
Part 2 – Presentation to the Team
Create slides that you plan to share with your team during the first Sprint meeting. The goal of this part of the
presentation is to inform your team about how they will work together and about the project. Minimally, the
presentation should include:
A brief introduction to the Scrum methodology.
A description on how and with what frequency that Sprints will be conducted.
The Project Schedule and Backlog you created for Assessment 3.
Create introductory slides for each part of the presentation. Make sure to include detailed speaker’s notes to
expound upon complex information or concepts.
Submit a single PowerPoint file containing both parts of this assessment.
Length: 10–12 slides.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course
competencies and assessment criteria:
Competency 1: Apply the principles of Agile project management.
Address the location-related needs of a remote team member.
Competency 4: Develop an Agile project management plan.
Plan a Sprint meeting that effectively serves a project and its stakeholders.
Create a list of questions for a project team that are designed to reveal information that is key to a
Competency 5: Communicate effectively.
Create a presentation that effectively informs project stakeholders.