In my previous blog post, I talked about sprints in the ethereal discussing their similarities to deadlines and reminding us to be inquisitive of the world around us. However, I offered no practical advice. Today, I’d like to remedy that. Below, I tackle many common questions about sprints. Let’s get started.
So What’s the Right Sprint Length?
As short as we can get away with but probably no shorter than a week. Every sprint is an opportunity to learn, and we want to maximize this learning. At the review, we learn how valuable–or not–our increment was from our customers. At the retro, we learn how well–or not–we worked together from our team. As such, the shorter this cycle is, the more often we can learn. Before we begin using one-week sprints, however, we need to ask ourselves an important question: