The Sprint is a time-boxed period, usually between 2 to 4 weeks, during which the team works to create a potentially releasable increment. The duration remains consistent to encourage predictability and minimize disruptions. Sprints begin with Sprint Planning and end with the Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.
Sprint Planning is a collaborative event where the Development Team and Product Owner decide on the work to be done in the upcoming sprint. They select items from the Product Backlog and define a Sprint Goal that guides the team's efforts. The Product Owner clarifies requirements, and the Development Team plans how to accomplish the work.
Daily Scrum (Daily Standup)
The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute daily meeting where Development Team members synchronize their work. They share updates on what they've done since the last meeting, what they plan to do next, and any impediments they're facing. The focus is on collaboration and alignment, not detailed problem-solving.
The Sprint Review occurs at the end of the sprint and is an opportunity for the team to demonstrate the increment to stakeholders. The Product Owner discusses completed items, and stakeholders provide feedback. This feedback helps the team adapt and refine the Product Backlog based on new insights.
The Sprint Retrospective follows the Sprint Review and is a reflection session for the team to assess its own performance. The team discusses what went well, areas for improvement, and actions to enhance their process. The Scrum Master ensures a safe environment for open dialogue and supports the team in implementing changes.