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50213Re: Break from sprinting - a strategy sprint

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  • David A Barrett
    Feb 2, 2011
      I think it's a reasonable question.  Certainly, I wondered if the constant grind of churning out feature after feature after feature without a break was going to become a burden in itself.  I can say though, that after 7 years of back to back Sprints without a break burn out has never become a problem.

      My guess is that the trade-offs for the Team members in moving to Scrum are almost all positive.  The Team is now constantly have success, deadlines are all self-imposed and unreasonable customer/user demand can almost always be dealt with by, "We'll have to put that in the Product Backlog".  So yeah, we expect them to deliver a bunch of stuff every month, and as soon as they've got that done we turn around and hand them a new batch of stuff with a new deadline but now it's all set up to succeed.

      Dave Barrett

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