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Hating Sprints, Loving Iterations

14 December 2011 One Comment

Short cycles provide us with a wealth of benefits in terms of fast feedback, minimal design in process and increased flow. Plan driven sprints however stress the system, force good people to make bad decisions and is built on the faulty belief that capacity utilization is the main problem in high variability environments like product development.

So why do we seek 100 percent predictability in sprint planning and continuously ignore the nature of product development? Fear, false expectations, lack of knowledge or simply a naive focus on sub optimization?

Video Producer: Smidig Conference

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  • Sprints or Iterations? « Agile, Lean and Scrum said:

    [...] people to make bad decisions. This situation does not reflect the Agile values. The video “Hating Sprints, Loving Iterations” tries to answer the questions of why do we seek 100 percent predictability in sprint [...]