Issue 20 of Project Delivery with Scrum
If the customer doesn’t need the Sprint Backlog items anymore, or more generally, the Sprint Backlog doesn’t make sense anymore, the Product Owner has the authority to cancel the Sprint.
In this case, we will start a new Sprint immediately, with a new planning. Of course, all the changes are applied to the Product Backlog before starting the new Sprint.
We don’t expect many Sprint cancellations. It’s an extreme action. If we have short enough Sprints, we normally won’t have such dramatic changes. In general, shorter Sprints reduce risks.
Tomorrow, I’ll start telling you what happens at the end of the Sprint.
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