Do it over again for the next sprint
The life of a healthy scrum team is one filled with a rhythm of success. Plan a while, work a while, deliver, and repeat.
You have now finished your first sprint, so it's time to start on the next one:
- The plan for Sprint 2 was created when creating the project area by using the new Scrum Process template.
- Document the sprint goal on the Overview page
- Then start adding items to this sprint, using the same approach as for Sprint 1.
If a story does not get completed in the current sprint, there are various practices to solve this problem. One option is to completely move an item to the new sprint.
- Open the Release Backlog plans and select the Iterations view mode.
- Move the items in question to the next sprint
- Either drag all items to the next sprint, one item after the other (make sure that you do not filter execution items from the plan and that you also move all children of a story, if any), or as an alternative, select all items that should be moved. Bring up the action menu and modify them the same way as you did when moving them from the backlog into the sprint. Make sure to move all items (for example, the story and its children). Merely reassigning the story only will not move the children or subtasks.
Figure 58. Planning the next iteration
Even though you created dates for the sprints, Rational Team Concert does not automatically shift to make the next sprint the current one just because time has moved forward. You must manually adjust which sprint is considered current.
- Select Project Areas from the option bar at the top of the window.
- On the right side of the window, select Manage Project Areas.
- Select the Havannah project.
- Click the Timelines tab.
- Expand the Main Development line.
- Select Sprint 2.
- Click Set the Selected Iteration as Current.
- Click Save.
Figure 59. Setting the current iteration
When you need to add a new iteration for the project, you do that in the same window where you select a current iteration (see Figure 59 above).
- Select the release where you want to create a new iteration. For this example, select Release 1.0.
- Click Create Iteration.
- Fill in an Identifier and a Display Name for the new iteration.
- Adjust the dates and click Finish.
Notice that the time is set to 12:00 a.m. by default. To make sure that the last day of the iteration is correctly included, either set the date to the day following the end of the iteration or modify the time to, for example, 11:59 p.m.
- Save the project area changes.
Figure 60. Creating a new iteration
Remember to also create a new plan for the new iteration.
- Go back to the Havannah project area and select Plans
- Click Create Plan (see Figure 61).
Sprint Backlogfor the name,
Havannahfor the owner and associate it with the
When a new plan is created, it is by default associated with the current iteration. So if you just create the plan after setting the new iteration to Current, you do not need to modify the values.
- Under Advanced Options, make sure to select Always load all Execution Items. The Plan Type is set to "Assign Automatically," which results in correctly setting the plan type to Sprint Backlog.
- Save the new plan
Figure 61. Creating an iteration plan that holds the Sprint Backlog