New answers tagged

6

I'm not convinced that what you describe fits the notion of "large, non-reducible tasks". So far, I'm also not convinced that any piece of work is large or can't be reduced to something that can be done within a Sprint. Fixing a critical bug that is hard to pin down and resolve The steps here are pretty straightforward: Get reproduction steps. ...


0

Sprint-spanning stories are problematic for several reasons. First of all, it is obviously a good goal to plan your sprint such that you can finish it by the end - else there would be little reason to have the sprint structure at all, and you could just employ a flowing Kanban-style process. That said, I have worked in projects which had a more relaxed ...


0

TL;DR You must strive to complete selected Product Backlog items (PBIs) within a single Sprint if you're following formal Scrum. You should strive to complete them within a single Sprint if you want to achieve the benefits of an empirical control model and business agility, both of which require a very tight inspect-and-adapt loop. Why Sprint Boundaries ...


10

I want to supply a bit of a purist answer not because it is necessarily more "correct" than some of the others, but to give a different perspective. In many modern implementations of Scrum, the next 5 sprints are assumed. We plan very large projects into a set of sprints. This does deliver some value, but it misses part of the core point of Scrum: ...


2

The idea is to break larger PBIs into items small enough to accomplish within a sprint. There are multiple advantages of doing that. From the customer's point of view it means they get something faster and they have evidence of the team's ability to deliver value on a regular basis, regardless of the size and complexity of the work. Fixed iterations also ...


4

The point of the Sprint is not to finish work in the Sprint but to accomplish something within the Sprint. There is a difference between the team having an output and an outcome. Obviously, in order to accomplish some outcome you have to finish the work selected for that outcome. If you don't finish the work in a sprint then it means you haven't reached your ...


Top 50 recent answers are included