finish a sprint early

What Do You Do When You Finish a Sprint Early?

So, let me talk about the easy stuff first. One of the best things that can happen to a Scrum Team is that it finishes its work early in a Sprint. It amazes me that Teams are confused about what to do, but they are. So here goes… If the Team finishes early, it seems to me there are two choices: Read More

When Should You Start a Sprint? When Should You Finish?

Starting. It’s on all of our minds as we work through the first week of the new year. The concept of starting brings to mind one of the most frequently asked questions I receive when I am both training and coaching. When should you start a Sprint? And, the question’s inevitable counterpart, when should you finish a Sprint? Read More

The 3 Major Risks Of Skipping Retros

Ahhh....the New Year. You can practically smell the eagerness and enthusiasm of resolutions in the air. It’s time to start fresh, set some personal and professional goals, and give them the old college try until...ah...around January 10th or so. What happens around January 10th? Read More

7 Signs Your Team Needs an Outside Coach

As a Coach called into an organization to do something very specific, say, help get teams over the hump on continuous deployment or test-driven development or acceptance test-driven development or something like that, a conversation with the sponsor frequently goes something like this... Read More

What Do You Do When You Finish a Scrum Sprint Early?

One of the best things that can happen to a Scrum Team is that it finishes its work early in a Sprint. It amazes me that Teams are confused about what to do, but they are. So here goes... If the Team finishes early, it seems to me there are two choices: take a holiday, or do something new. Read More

How do you fill a sprint?

After a Story is committed to, the Team (with the PO in the lead) has the option to reprioritize the Story list, and the Team takes the next one to consider. Read More