How to do sprints in monday.com

How to do sprints in monday.com

How to do sprints in monday.com

Sprints are short time-boxed periods when team works to complete a specific set of tasks. In the beginning of the sprint, all the tasks scheduled for the sprint are in the sprint backlog. During the sprint tasks are progressed through the workflow, and if everything goes as planned, all the tasks are done when the sprint ends.

Sprints are short time-boxed periods when team works to complete a specific set of tasks. In the beginning of the sprint, all the tasks scheduled for the sprint are in the sprint backlog. During the sprint tasks are progressed through the workflow, and if everything goes as planned, all the tasks are done when the sprint ends.

Sprints are short time-boxed periods when team works to complete a specific set of tasks. In the beginning of the sprint, all the tasks scheduled for the sprint are in the sprint backlog. During the sprint tasks are progressed through the workflow, and if everything goes as planned, all the tasks are done when the sprint ends.

Preparing the sprint board

In Monday, you can use a status column to specify the workflow state of a task during a sprint. Create a new value, named for example Sprint backlog, for the status field you're using in the Screenful workflow mapping. When the sprint starts, all tasks assigned to the sprint should be in that status.

You can use any labels in your status column as long as you have mapped them in the workflow mapping. Here are few tips for setting workflow in Monday.com.

Completing a sprint

A sprint is completed by selecting End sprint from the menu

In order for the sprint burndown chart to work properly, completed tasks must stay on the sprint board until the sprint is stopped.

General tips

It is advisable to use the same Monday board from one sprint to another. This way you can generate a history of sprints and don't have to move incomplete tasks from one board to another when starting a new sprint.

Starting a new sprint

Make sure that the Sprint screen is enabled in the Dashboard settings

To start a new sprint, select start a new sprint from the menu on the top right. Sprint edit form is opened for entering the details for the sprint.

The sprint details will be remembered so that when you’re starting the next sprint, the values you’ve entered previously are automatically pre-selected.

Enter the sprint details:

  • Sprint name - will be shown as the sprint name in the burndown chart

  • Primary board - the main board for the sprint

  • Sprint backlog - the status in which the tasks are when the sprint is started

  • Done list - the status in which tasks end up when they are completed

  • Start date - first day of the sprint

  • End date - last day of the sprint

In addition, there are these default settings that you only need to set once and they will be applied to all future sprints.

  • Burn unit - burn unit can be either task count or an estimate.

  • Sprint ending - automatically at the sprint end date, or manually

  • Default length - the sprint end date is set automatically based on the default length

  • Additional boards - if your sprint backlog is scattered across multiple boards, you can select those here.

Start the sprint by clicking Create sprint

That's it! Once you start completing your tasks, you'll get a nice sprint burndown chart to share with your team.