In the Scrum Guide a very straightforward definition of a Sprint can be found:
The heart of Scrum is a Sprint, a time-box of one month or less during which a “Done”, useable, and potentially releasable product Increment is created.
It is quite obvious what “useable” and “potentially releasable” means. But what exactly means “Done” increment. If we ask 10 people when a website (simple example) is done, we probably will have 10 different answers. But scrum relies on transparency and to avoid the ambiguity the Definition of Done has been introduced.
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It is a well-known fact that having a goal defined helps to accomplish it. A written down goal, if located in a visible place, is a consistent reminder and motivator. It is a public demonstration of internal desires.
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The way to a team’s perfection is an everlasting journey. It starts when the team is set up and ends when it is dissolved. How long it takes depends on the purpose for which the team has been created. For some teams it might be 3 months and for some a year or longer. Continue reading Sprint Retrospective