When should a sprint end?

Multiple Choice:Calendar

  1. We have consumed all the work we said we would in our sprint planning
  2. All of the work has been completed.
  3. Both the team and the product owner agree it should end.
  4. The amount of time specified for the sprint has run out


Comment: Set a time-box and stick to it. Failing to adhere to the time boxes for your sprint is a bad
habit. Without time-boxes we rapidly loose our sense of predictability and the amount of complexity we tackle in each bite drifts upward. Teams become fragmented and loose cohesion. This is a strong rule but, by no means an absolute. Be smart when you vary your timebox and you really need a disciplined experience well formed team to carry this off.