Chapter 20. Sprint Execution

Sprint execution is the work the Scrum team performs to meet the sprint goal. In this chapter I focus on the principles and techniques that guide how the Scrum team plans, manages, performs, and communicates during sprint execution.


Sprint execution is like a mini project unto itself—all of the work necessary to deliver a potentially shippable product increment is performed.


Sprint execution accounts for the majority of time during a sprint. It begins after sprint planning and ends when the sprint review starts (see Figure 20.1).


Figure 20.1. When sprint execution happens

On a two-week-long sprint, ...

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