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Sprint length

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What is the Sprint length?

The Scrum Guide is clear about how long a Sprint can last: A Sprint has a fixed length of one month or shorter. This fixed length ensures consistency and aids in predicting work capacity. It also helps in creating a predictable rhythm in work.

How do you choose the right length?

Choosing the right Sprint length depends on the complexity of the work, the need for flexibility and quick feedback. Shorter Sprints provide faster feedback and adaptability. Longer Sprints offer more room for complex work but also increase risks. This is because there are fewer opportunities for ‘adaptation and inspection’.

Is there an ideal length?

In Scrum, there is no established “ideal” Sprint length; it depends on the context of the project and the team. The Scrum Team decides what best suits their needs and the dynamics of the organization.

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