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Chapter 20. Sprint Execution

Sprint execution is the work the Scrum team performs to meet the sprint goal. In this chapter I focus on the principles and techniques that guide how the Scrum team plans, manages, performs, and communicates during sprint execution.


Sprint execution is like a mini project unto itself—all of the work necessary to deliver a potentially shippable product increment is performed.


Sprint execution accounts for the majority of time during a sprint. It begins after sprint planning and ends when the sprint review starts (see Figure 20.1).


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During sprint execution, the actual development work is performed. Sprint execution constitutes the majority of time during a sprint. This lesson presents guidelines to help you plan, manage, perform, and communicate during sprint execution. The goal of sprint execution is to deliver a potentially shippable product. During this phase of development, you will work with your team-mates to self-organize and determine how to meet the goals identified during sprint planning.