Agile Scrum, Part 6, Sprint Length

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In the previous article, we discuss the Sprint and how to perform it on a day to day basis.

This this article, we’ll talk about Sprint length. Should it be one week or two weeks?

With short sprints, 1 or 2 weeks, teams are able to adapt to change easily, in the transitions between sprints. We keep the sprint sacred; we’re inflexible during Sprint time, and then very flexible in each transition. The shorter the Sprint, the more adaptable to change. Longer sprints means less time doing ceremonies, so theoretically can get more work done, but then less adaptable to change.

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Agile Scrum, Part 4, Story Sizing

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In the previous article, you’ll find a definition of the Epics, Stories and Tasks, plus how the fit into the Backlog and Sprints.

This article will focus on story sizing. The main points are:

  • Use the Fibonacci sequence: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21
  • SM and Contributors vote to quickly size stories
  • Relative sizing in a fun social game is as effective as in depth analysis, in a fraction of the time.

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