When are you ready for sprint planning?
- The PO says go.
- The Teams says they are ready.
- The SM has determined a time box for the sprint.
- The team and PO agree to a time box
- The PO understands and is prepared to talk about the stories
Comment: There are a number of things you should do before you can even begin planning. The most important thing you can do is make sure that your Product Owner is prepared, and understands what the stories are about. Remember that the Product Owner is a role here, so what we’re actually saying is that someone on the Team knows about each story; that is, each story has its own champion (Story Owner) who represents the Stakeholder’s needs/wants to the Team. This may require that the Product Owner (person) coordinates the efforts of all the Story Owners.