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Myth about Sprint Backlog being a commitment

Common Misconceptions and negative implications Most leadership and product owners feel that Dev Team has to commit to a scope during the Sprint Planning. That is, most leadership try to implement the concept of “baseline scope” for the Sprint. By doing this, it...

What is a Sprint?

A sprint  is the basic unit of development in Scrum. The sprint is a “timeboxed” effort; that is, it is restricted to a specific duration. The duration is fixed in advance for each sprint and is normally less than 30 days, although two weeks is typical....

Scrum Events

Prescribed events are used in Scrum to create regularity and to minimize the need for meetings not defined in Scrum. All events are time-boxed events, such that every event has a maximum duration. Once a Sprint begins, its duration is fixed and cannot be shortened or...

Is Planning required in Scrum?

Is Planning required in Scrum? Scrum infact advocates planning. However, the plan does not need to be a humungous up-front plan. Progressively Elaborate the planning in Scrum Plan at multiple levels (strategic, release, iteration daily etc) creating appropriate detail...

Handling a Sprint Review Meeting

Best Practices around handling Sprint Review Meeting Communicate effectively: Team members who are most able to communicate effectively with the team, Product Owner, Scrum Master, and stakeholders should present, so that they can represent the team in front of the...