Join Doug Rose for an in-depth discussion in this video Breaking the sprint, part of Agile at Work: Driving Productive Agile Meetings.
- Breaking the sprint is when the team…cannot deliver at their commitments…at the end of the two weeks.…This is sometimes called abnormally terminating.…If there are old-school developers,…you might hear the term abnormal ending…or abending the sprint.…Some teams call it blowing up the sprint.…Whatever you call it, the result is usually the same.…For whatever the reason, the team decides…to not complete what they're working on…in the current sprint.…Instead, they end the sprint early…and start another one the next day.…There are few reasons to blow up the sprint.…
Maybe the team's estimates were way off.…Sometimes developers get peeled off…for emergency projects.…Maybe the team ran into an obstacle…they couldn't overcome.…Some of the better reasons have to do with…the product owner and the backlog.…Maybe the highest value work changed.…When this happens, the product owner…doesn't want the team delivering…something the customer no longer wants.…I once worked on a project where the product owner…had misunderstood the customer.…
In this course, agile expert Doug Rose outlines how to make agile meetings as productive as possible. He provides guidance on common activities such as release planning, daily stand-ups, sprint planning, and product demos. Throughout the course, learn about common meeting pitfalls and the challenges of keeping activities on track.
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