Automatically generate sprints, with health data for planning, execution, and retrospectives.

When enabled, Socratic auto-generates sprints for a workstream, based on your choices for start date, sprint length, and the number of sprints to be generated in advance.

When a sprint reaches its finish date, Socratic will move any unfinished tasks to the next sprint.

Creating a sprint

To enable sprints for a workstream, open settings (the equalizer icon in the upper-right) and choose Sprints. You’ll set:

  • Start date of first sprint;

  • Sprint length (in weeks);

  • The number of upcoming sprints you want auto-generated.

Return to the workstream, and click the Sprints tab. Here you can see and select any active or upcoming sprints.

Managing a sprint

Open any sprint. You can create new tasks directly on the board, or select tasks from the backlog.

To add other, existing active tasks that are not assigned to a sprint, return to the workstream’s main board. From there, you can click the Sprint+ pill on any task card and choose its sprint.

Smart sprint planning & management

Socratic’s intelligent forecast and personal WIP limits enables smart sprint planning

As you add tasks to your sprint, Socratic’s intelligent forecast will respond in real-time. This shows the forecast time to complete your scope, relative to the sprint’s end date. Socratic’s automated estimates for tasks makes story pointing a thing of the past.

As tasks are assigned, you can also see via the personal WIP limit bar how work is allocated, and whether any rebalancing is necessary.

The People view within a sprint is perfect for standups.

Data-driven retrospectives

When a sprint completes, Socratic automatically updates its health card to show you retrospective data for the sprint:

  • Delivered vs. Planned: total planned scope against total delivered work—essentially, your say:do ratio.

  • Plan Growth After Start: how much new scope was added after the sprint start date.

  • Total Planned vs. Average: how the total planned scope compares to your sprint average.

For each of these, we also trend the data, showing how the sprint compares to your averages from the past four sprints.

By clicking on any section or sections of the bars, you can see the corresponding tasks.

If you choose to stop using sprints in a workstream, you can disable them in settings. Socratic will automatically remove any unfinished sprints, first moving any tasks out of the sprint.

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