the Sprint is a container for the other events

Last post 05:00 am March 20, 2013
by Ian Mitchell
3 replies
03:10 pm March 18, 2013


I read: "Every event in Scrum, besides the Sprint which is a container for the other events, is an opportunity to Inspect AND Adapt."

Maybe it's a language issue, but shouldn't it be "...except the Sprint..."?

Thanks in advance,

S.J. Westra

06:58 pm March 18, 2013

Sprint meetings are all inspect are adapt, whether its daily scrum or sprint review or sprint retrospection. Sprint being a short time period(time boxed) you get this opportunity to inspect and adapt comparing the conventional project methodologies.

05:40 pm March 19, 2013

Hello Susanta,

Thanks. I completely agree that all sprint events / meetings are opportunities to inspect & adapt, e.g. sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review and sprint retrospective.

The sprint itself is a container for these events and not a meeting...I think.

No issue anyway, thanks again

S.J. Westra

05:00 am March 20, 2013

Hmmm, this is interesting because a Sprint is arguably more than just a container. Inspect & Adapt opportunities occur *throughout* the sprint and are continuous. Planning, standups, reviews, and retrospectives are the discrete opportunities.