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39428Re: [scrumdevelopment] Re: Extending a Sprint

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  • daswartz@prodigy
    Jun 29, 2009
      Hello Michael,

      Hmmm. In that case, I'd likely suggest going to weekly sprints

      Monday, June 29, 2009, 10:56:49 PM, you wrote:

      > My general position is to not extend Sprints, to follow the timebox
      > quite religiously because it drives the wrong team behavior, of "oh
      > if we have just a few more days we can get this other thing done, or
      > we didn't quite get this done, so just give us some more time and .
      > . ." If you don't like those rules, don't do Scrum, do Kanban.

      > For those who suggested extending the length by a few days, or do
      > different Sprint lengths, I have a question:

      > what if you had a team with a few members who asked to do this
      > same thing (extend the Sprint) every second Sprint because they were
      > on a monthly release cycle and this always happened? (I ask because,
      > knowing some inside information about the question posed, this is
      > what in fact has happened). Would you make the same recommendation, or a different one?

      Doug Swartz
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