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What is the optimal sprint length in Scrum?

How to determine the perfect sprint duration for every project phase.

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Jun 16, 2022 • 7 min read
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Delivery Management
Iterations and Increments
Small Increments
Sprint Planning
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Takeaways

  • Agile coaches suggest that the recommended optimal sprint length in Scrum should at least be 2 weeks. This gives you enough benefits without the high cost. It’s also easy enough advice for novice agile teams to understand and apply.
  • Sprints are basically equally divided sections of the main project that each have their own planning, work phase, and review. However, for any sprint, multiple reviews and planning are done to mitigate problems.

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