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The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year by Mitch Lacey

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Chapter 6. Determining Sprint Length

There is no one-size-fits-all, magic bullet for determining a sprint length that works well for every team. Originally, Scrum called for one-month sprints, but nowadays many teams have been successful with two-week or even one-week sprints.

With all these options, how do you choose the sprint length that works best for your team and project? Is there ever a time when it’s OK to have a sprint length that is longer than one month? Why would a team ever want to implement one-week sprints? And what are the factors that influence what the right sprint length should be, especially on a new project?

Let’s explore these questions and the concept of sprint length through a story. After that, we will look at ways you ...

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