Chapter 6. The Sprint

The Sprint is a fixed-length event (30 days or less) in which the Development Team forecasts items from the Product Backlog and develops the items in the Sprint Backlog according to the acceptance criteria and their Definition of “Done.”

At the beginning of the Sprint, the Scrum Team attends the Sprint Planning meeting. The input elements for this meeting are the existing Increment and a groomed Product Backlog. The Development Team’s velocity, capacity, and the Definition of “Done” are also helpful inputs because they assist the Development Team in identifying a comfortable amount of work to forecast for the Sprint. The output elements of the Sprint Planning meeting are the Sprint Goal and Sprint Backlog. The Sprint Backlog ...

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