Prescribed Events are used in Scrum to create regularity and to minimize the need for meetings not defined in Scrum. All Events are time-boxed events, such that every event has a maximum duration. Once a Sprint begins, its duration is fixed and cannot be shortened or lengthened. The remaining Events may end whenever the purpose of the event is achieved, ensuring an appropriate amount of time is spent without allowing waste in the process.

Other than the Sprint itself, which is a container for all other Events, each event in Scrum is a formal opportunity to inspect and adapt something. These Events are specifically designed to enable critical Transparency and Inspection. Failure to include any of these Events results in reduced Transparency and is a lost opportunity to inspect and adapt.


The heart of Scrum is a Sprint, a time-box of one month or less during which a "Done", useable, and potentially releasab…
Sprint Planning
The work to be performed in the Sprint is planned at the Sprint Planning. This plan is created by the collaborative work…
Daily Scrum
The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute time-boxed event for the Development Team. The Daily Scrum is held every day of the Sprin…
Sprint Review
Sprint Review is held at the end of the Sprint to inspect the Increment and adapt the Product Backlog if needed. Durin…
Sprint Retrospective
The Sprint Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be…