A Sprint is a timeboxed iteration in Agile development, typically lasting 1-4 weeks, during which a set of tasks, features, or user stories are planned, developed, tested, and potentially released. Sprints are a fundamental building block of Agile projects, enabling iterative and incremental development.
The duration of a Sprint can vary depending on the project, team, and organization. Most commonly, Sprints last between 1-4 weeks. The ideal Sprint length depends on factors such as project complexity, team size, stability of requirements, and the need for frequent feedback and adaptability. The team should find a Sprint length that allows them to deliver a potentially shippable product increment at the end of each Sprint.
During a Sprint, the Agile team engages in various activities, including Sprint planning, daily stand-up meetings, development and testing of user stories, continuous integration, collaboration, and Sprint review. The team works on the tasks committed to in the Sprint plan and aims to complete them within the Sprint timeframe.
The Sprint review, also known as the Sprint demo, is a meeting held at the end of each Sprint to showcase the completed work to stakeholders, such as product owners, managers, and other team members. The purpose of the Sprint review is to gather feedback, validate that the work meets the desired outcome, and make adjustments for future Sprints.