Scrum Sprint + FREE Cheat Sheet

Episode 138 - 09 Jul 2019

Dummy body

Our journey has brought us to the Sprint. Arguably the defining feature of Scrum.

One of the five Scum events - together with Sprint Planning Daily Standup Sprint Review Sprint Retrospective

It’s essentially a wrapper for the others.

Did you know that all All of the all Scrum events are time boxed?

There are, and no where is that more evident than in the Sprint.

The Sprint Guide tells us that the maximum duration is 1 month.

And while some teams go as short as 1 week, most find that 2 weeks is the sweet spot.

I started by saying that the SPRINT is the defining feature of Scrum

but what is the intent?

The Scrum Guide lays it out.

Each Sprint may be considered a project with no more than a one-month horizon. Like projects, Sprints are used to accomplish something. Each Sprint has a goal of what is to be built, a design and flexible plan that will guide building it, the work, and the resultant product increment.

Scrum chunks it down in units of time but still requires that we run ALMOST the full gamut within each unit of time:


Sprint after Sprint after sprint.

What about release?

Scrum doesn’t require us to release; what it does require is that - each and every Sprint - we build a “potentially releasable increment”.

Whether or not the increment is ACTUALLY released is left to the team to decide.

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