2485Re: [scrumdevelopment] Iteration Length
- Feb 9, 2004Ken Schwaber wrote:
> What is the optimal length of an iteation, and what are the factorsI have enjoyed two-weeks iterations to start a project, then one-week
> that are relevant to the various lengths of iterations that are
> deemed most appropriate?
iterations, as needed, towards the release date.
The idea is that we need larger chunks of time to hit our stride and to
allow for some experimental error. Without that experimental time, we
tend not to learn as much, which inhibits our ability to prepare for the
I find that one-week iterations are best for focusing on doing what we
know how to do. At this granularity, we can steer very well. I find that
two-week iterations are best when we need to learn things, because then
we feel less pressure when we might accidentally burn a day or two going
down a rathole.
J. B. Rainsberger,
Diaspar Software Services
http://www.diasparsoftware.com :: +1 416 791-8603
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