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Myth: The Sprint Backlog can’t change during the Sprint

The Sprint Backlog is flexible, as long as changes do not distract from the focus on the Sprint Goal.

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Oct 30, 2017 • 4 min read
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Summary

Do Development Teams commit — essentially promise — to complete all the items on the Product Backlog each sprint? Can new insights during the Sprint result in changes to the Sprint Backlog? Or is it fixed? This post by Christiaan Verwijs addresses the myth that the Sprint Backlog is fixed during the Sprint. It makes the case that the Sprint Backlog is flexible, as long as changes do not distract from the focus on the Sprint Goal.

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