Forums

By posting on our forums you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.

Please note that the first and last name from your Scrum.org member profile will be displayed next to any topic or comment you post on the forums. If you have left the first and last name fields blank on your member profile, your email address will be displayed instead.

All user-submitted content on our Forums may be subject to deletion if it is found to be in violation of our Terms of Use. Scrum.org does not endorse user-submitted content or the content of links to any third-party websites.

What is about a Sprint 0
Last Post 24 Mar 2014 10:32 AM by Tom Alal. 3 Replies.
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages Not Resolved
Niels Stargardt
New Member
New Member
Posts:1
Niels Stargardt

--
29 Jan 2014 06:04 AM
    In many projects you can found a sprint 0 in which the technical infrastructure is build and perhaps the backlog entries get the state Ready.
    I didn't find anything about it in the Scrum-Guide. So what is the right answer such a question come in the test?

    Regards
    Niels
    Ian Mitchell
    Veteran Member
    Veteran Member
    Posts:1693
    Ian Mitchell

    --
    29 Jan 2014 07:50 AM
    You can number Sprints however you like in Scrum. Having a Sprint 0 is no more a problem than having a Sprint 1 or even a Sprint -1.

    HOWEVER:

    What matters is that each sprint is timeboxed, planned, reviewed, subject to retrospection, and delivers a potentially releasable increment of value to the Product Owner. When people talk about "Sprint Zero" that isn't what they typically mean. Usually "Sprint Zero" is a euphemism for pre-sprint initialization, such as securing resources and getting a backlog in order, and in which no increment of product value is delivered at all. That isn't a genuine sprint, so for examination purposes you should NOT consider "Sprint 0" to be a valid Scrum construct.
    Andrii Pavlenko
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    Andrii Pavlenko

    --
    15 Feb 2014 01:48 PM
    Sprint zero is a non-officual term used when starting a new team. Getting an initial backlog in order, getting team space set up with machines for build, for automated testing, getting tooling in place, perhaps some training; a bit of actual work to verify that things work. This is not 'official' Scrum but it is common. We expect teams to be all ready to go after sprint zero to attack the real work.
    Tom Alal
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:5
    Tom Alal

    --
    24 Mar 2014 10:32 AM
    I agree with you guys. Technically speaking, there is no such thing like Sprint 0. This term is confused with the term “Release 0” . It makes perfect sense to talk about Release 0 as opposed to Sprint 0. For the exam, the correct answer is "no" there is no such thing as Sprint 0.
    You are not authorized to post a reply.


    Feedback