Definition of Release Sprint
A specialized Sprint whose purpose is to Release Deliverable Results; it contains Stories specific to Release Activities and finishing UnDone Work. A Release Sprint usually contains no additional development.
For most Teams, however, not every Sprint is a potential Release Sprint – the purpose of most Sprints is to gather meaningful feedback about what the Stakeholders want in order to progress towards a Release in the future.
The Release Sprint is when the Team does the last bit of work before the Release.
At our company we have a specialized Sprint whose purpose is to Release Product; it contains Stories specific to Release Activities and finishing Undone Work. Our Release Sprint usually contains no additional new feature development.
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"Release Sprint." ScrumDictionary.com. AccessedMay 15, 2021.https://scrumdictionary.com/term/release-sprint/.