2463RE: [scrumdevelopment] Iteration Length
- Feb 9 5:23 AM
> -----Original Message-----A great ScrumMaster once told me, "It depends on common sense" :)
> From: Ken Schwaber [mailto:ken.schwaber@...]
> What is the optimal length of an iteation, and what are the factors
> that are relevant to the various lengths of iterations that are
> deemed most appropriate?
Personally, I'm doing one week iterations wih my team at the moment. I
wouldn't necessarily work the same way with every team though. Others
seem to be saying the same thing.
Factirs which would affect my decision would include...
1) Business chaos - a business which is really ducking and diving would
benefit from shorter iterations.
2) Project length - the shorter the overall projects, the shorter the
3) Technical ability - shorter iterations benefit less mature teams
because they promote more focus.
If I was working with a great team, on a longterm project, for a stable
business, I'd probably consider monthly iterations.
I've submitted a paper on doing weekly iterations with Scrum and XP for
the gathering. Hope it gets accepted :)
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