Definition of Sprint

A fixed period of time (less than a month) in which a Team produces an Increment for review. The Sprint length is defined by the interval between Product Reviews, is usually consistent across Sprints, and must not be changed once the Sprint has started.


The most important part of planning is forecasting which of those Items the Team will do in the next Sprint.

One of the most common types of PlaceHolder Stories is the ‘Bug to be Named Later’ Story, which simply reserves some Story­Points to be used to fix bugs (probably in other systems) that the Team will be obligated to fix during the Sprint.

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