Teams that finish early accelerate faster

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sprint after sprint, you are struggling to complete the sprint backlog, demoralizing everyone, slowing down progress, making everyone unhappy. The symptoms of a losing sports team show up everywhere.

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You want to both get all work done and improve the way you are working. Taking too much work into your sprint inhibits finishing it all and leaves no time for improvement.


Take less work into a sprint and obey yesterday’s weather. Slow down to speed up—work on a healthy mix of items from the product backlog and items from the accelerator list that help you scrumming the scrum and put the kaizen in your process. Improve the signal to noise ratio with the boom buffer.

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AuthorJeff Sutherland +
Goalget hyperproductive +
PearlSprint +, Sprint backlog +, Yesterday’s weather +, Product backlog +, Accelerator list +, Scrumming the scrum +, Boom buffer + and Teams that finish early accelerate faster +
SoSlow down to speed up—create some slack time for process improvement by pulling in just a bit less than yesterday's weather. +
SourceScrumPLoP +
ThemeAgile + and Scrum +
WishYou really want to have some time to think clearly about how to improve your work. +