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Sprint duration

Last post 04:21 pm May 30, 2018 by Chris Belknap
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12:26 pm May 28, 2018

Scrum guide states that "Sprints have consistent duration" but then there is no said rule that sprint duration should be fixed. It sounds pretty conflicting.

04:21 pm May 30, 2018

I am not following your question, it may be helpful to restate what your conflict is?  Wouldn't a consistent Sprint duration imply that the Sprint length is fixed for a certain period of time?  A Scrum Team may inspect and adapt the Sprint length after trying it for a period of time, or come to learn that market conditions reveal a change is needed.  But changing the timebox of the Sprint often is not helpful to the Scrum Team.

Think about this, how does a consistent Sprint length help the Scrum Team?  Might it help the Development Team learn how to deliver a "Done" Increment in a steady rhythm of delivery throughout the release cycle?  Might they inspect and adapt their work and processes to deliver within the timebox?

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