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The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond, Second Edition by Mitch Lacey

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Chapter 22. Sprint Emergency Procedures

One of my all-time favorite TV shows as a child was The A-Team. My favorite character was Hannibal Smith. He had a saying, “I love it when a plan comes together.” I do, too, which is probably why I love Scrum so much.

Sometimes, though, despite all your best efforts, plans fall apart. And I “pity the fool” (as Mr. T would say) who does not have a contingency plan when things unravel. Too many times on too many projects, I’ve seen teams get into trouble. In this chapter, I share a set of emergency procedures for you to follow when a sprint goes wrong, including the last-ditch option of sprint termination.

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