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Sprint starting point and ending point
Last Post 09 Jan 2014 09:01 AM by Sandeep Kamat. 7 Replies.
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VS Chandra Mouli Seelaboyina
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VS Chandra Mouli Seelaboyina

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29 Dec 2013 06:57 PM
    Hi,


    What is the sprint starting point actually? will it be the Sprint planning session-1 or immediately after the conclusion of Planning session 2 ?


    Thanks
    Ian Mitchell
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    Ian Mitchell

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    29 Dec 2013 10:46 PM
    A sprint starts immediately upon termination of the previous sprint, assuming there was one. A sprint is a container for all of the other Scrum Events including Sprint Planning.
    VS Chandra Mouli Seelaboyina
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    VS Chandra Mouli Seelaboyina

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    30 Dec 2013 03:11 AM
    So I understand a sprint starts with Sprint planning meeting and concludes with Sprint Retro.

    Tnx
    Abdul Haseeb Qasim
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    31 Dec 2013 12:22 AM
    You got that right Mouli.
    Mehdi Hafezi
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    Mehdi Hafezi

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    01 Jan 2014 09:17 PM
    So I understand a sprint starts with Sprint planning meeting and concludes with Sprint Retro


    source : book /software in 30 days published 2012, chapter 5, page 60
    "...If you are going to proceed with another Sprint, building more increments of software, a Sprint Retrospective is held."

    Is my interpretation correct?
    If we run for example the last sprint or the sprint is cancelled by Prod. Owner then we have a sprint with review meeting but without a retrospective meeting.
    VS Chandra Mouli Seelaboyina
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    VS Chandra Mouli Seelaboyina

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    01 Jan 2014 10:58 PM
    When a sprint is cancelled, it should end with sprint retrospective meeting.

    It is the last and important event for a sprint and should be held whether sprint is cancelled or not
    it holds more value in case of sprint cancellations
    Ian Mitchell
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    Ian Mitchell

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    02 Jan 2014 12:47 AM
    > Is my interpretation correct?
    > If we run for example the last sprint or the sprint is cancelled by Prod. Owner then we
    > have a sprint with review meeting...

    Correct. When a Sprint is cancelled, or indeed on the last Sprint, there must be a review of any work done and remaining.

    > ...but without a retrospective meeting.

    The Scrum Guide does not mandate a retrospective for cancelled sprints or for the final one. However, it would certainly be good practice to hold a retrospective in either case, since Scrum Team members have a duty to the wider organization and should carry forward any lessons learned. I'd be more inclined to call this inspection a Project (or Product) Retrospective than a Sprint Retrospective, because the remit is different and it isn't "official" Scrum.

    This is on top of other non-canonical retrospectives that may be attended even if a team folds, such as Joint Retrospectives (between collaborating release teams) and a Retrospective of Retrospectives which may be held at a Scrum of Scrums level. These are not necessarily held at the conclusion of any particular Sprint, but they should still be held as close as possible to a Sprint boundary.
    Sandeep Kamat
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    09 Jan 2014 09:01 AM
    The Sprint start and end dates are published for e.g a 4 week sprint could be Monday Jan 13 to Friday Feb 7. Sometimes its not feasible to hold the planning meeting on Monday @8.00AM and retrospetive at Friday . You could do them on monday afternoon and retro on thursday but still have the sprint start and end on Monday and Friday.
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