Scrum Sprints — Give the Dev Team a Week

Fitting Scrum Sprints into a Year

Sprints in Scrum are often two weeks, its a nice period. Working in a business, we all know that executives like to set goals and measure performance per quarter. During roadmap or project planning, you might get asked how many sprints have we completed in a quarter?

Give the Team a Week

I think you should plan 6 sprints for each quarter, then for weeks that have 13 weeks you could give a week to the development team.

  • Improving code coverage
  • Reducing technical coverage

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Ashley-Christian Hardy

Product leader. A strong advocate in innovation, experimentation and building great products with the use of qualitative and quantitative research.