I'm new to Agile methodology and I have some very basic questions.

Sprint -> It is the iterative process (One development life cycle from Requirement to user acceptance testing) in Scrum.

So, while doing delivery to the client, we say that Sprint 1 and Sprint 2 etc. would deliver?

Where would we use the term Scrum?

What is the delivery time of one Scrum? Please clarify to me the exact difference between Scrum and Sprint in an easy way to understand.

  • Have you looked up the definitions? What is wrong with the definitions on wikipedia or google? – Mark C. Wallace Nov 27 '17 at 10:22
  • The "daily scrum" is the standup meeting. Scrum with a capital S is the framework/methodology. – Todd A. Jacobs Nov 28 '17 at 23:56
  • Daily Scrum is capitalized. (Refer to official link not Wikipedia or misinformation.) – Alan Larimer Nov 30 '17 at 0:55

Scrum is the Framework in which a sprint takes place. A Sprint is a defined time period for developing features for a product. The maximum time for a sprint is 30 days (can be shorter but not longer). During a sprint the development team develops new features for the product. When the sprint is finished a new version of the product is available. This product could be shipped to the customer.


Sprint In product development, a sprint is a set period of time during which specific work has to be completed and made ready for review.

Each sprint begins with a planning meeting. During the meeting, the product owner (the person requesting the work) and the development team agree upon exactly what work will be accomplished during the sprint. The development team has the final say when it comes to determining how much work can realistically be accomplished during the sprint, and the product owner has the final say on what criteria need to be met for the work to be approved and accepted.

Scrum Scrum, the most popular agile framework in software development, is an iterative approach that has at its core the sprint — the scrum term for iteration. Scrum teams use inspection throughout an agile project to ensure that the team meets the goals of each part of the process. The scrum approach includes assembling the project’s requirements and using them to define the project. You then plan the necessary sprints, and divide each sprint into its own list of requirements. Daily scrum meetings help keep the project on target as do regular inspections and reviews.


Scrum is like the < insert holy book here >. It tells you how you should behave, what principles you should follow and what special ceremonies occur in a cycle of time.

A sprint is like the year. You try your best to live by that codex while you solve the problems that are thrown at you. You observe the ceremonies of sprint planning, review and retrospection as laid out by Scrum.


Scrum is a meeting. The term comes from the name for the huddle in Rugby. In AGILE it is the same as a daily stand-up. Essentially it is a small meeting of the team on a daily basis to make sure everyone is on the same page, and to identify risks to delivery early.

A Sprint is a window of time. It is usually 2-4 weeks long, decided before the project starts. The Sprint is used to set goals and measure team productivity, as well as any fluctuation to the overall progress and health of a project.

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    The meeting to which you refer is the Daily Scrum, which is often erroneously referred to as just 'Scrum'. Scrum itself is a framework. See scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html for more information. – Sarov Nov 27 '17 at 21:35

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