Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Difference between Sprint and Iteration

Sprint “Iteration” is commonly used to term in all Incremental and Iterative development methods. 

However the word “Sprint”, which has similar meaning to iteration was coined in the Scrum method. Mostly the Scrum practitioners use the word Sprint. Even though many people use the word Sprint and Iteration interchangeably, there is a notable difference between the two.

Sprint as defined in pure Scrum has the duration 30 calendar days. However Iteration length could be anything as defined by the team.

1 comment:

mvblogs said...

I have been part of scrum teams where the Sprint ran for exactly 2 weeks. Agile priciniples were honoured to a great extent in that engagement