After building the product backlog, the next step consists of creating the first sprint (also called iteration) and populate it with a list of stories (tasks).
You can either create a sprint directly within the project screen:
Or from the Sprints option from under the Projects menu:
Enter the sprint details into the sprint dialog box as follow:
- Title: name the sprint (based on the name you enter, Nutcache will name sequentially the following sprints. For instance, if the first sprint's name is Sprint 01, Nutcache will name the second sprint Sprint 02, and so on.
- Project: the related project displays automatically.
- Start and end dates: based on the sprint duration set in the project screen, Nutcache calculates the start and end dates automatically.
- Release: select the release this sprint will be part of (a release is a new version of the final product delivered to the client).
- Goal: the objective set for the sprint.
- Definition of done: use this section to set your Definition of done, which will be used to assess if the work is complete as requested.
- Assign project members to the sprint automatically: select "Yes" if you wish to add to the sprint all members previously assigned to the project.
After saving the sprint, three lists will display by default:
- Sprint backlog
Before you can start working on tasks, you must first import the stories from the product backlog into the current sprint. To retrieve stories from the product backlog, click the Select from backlog option from under the sprint backlog list menu:
The Move stories dialog box allows you to transfer stories from the product backlog to the sprint backlog very quickly with a simple drag/drop:
When you are done moving stories to the sprint backlog list, close the dialog box. The stories are now added to the sprint backlog and ready to be assigned to members and broken down in smaller tasks.