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SCRUM: The Increment 📦

· scrum,team

An Increment📦 is a concrete stepping 🪜 stone toward the Product Goal🎯. Each Increment is additive ➕➕ to all prior Increments📦📦📦 and thoroughly verified✅, ensuring that all Increments work together 🤝. In order to provide value, the Increment must be usable 🔧.

Multiple Increments may be created within a Sprint. The sum of the Increments is presented at the Sprint Review thus supporting empiricism 🧪. However, an Increment may be delivered to stakeholders prior to the end of the Sprint. The Sprint Review should never be considered a gate 🚦 to releasing value.

Work cannot be considered part of an Increment unless it meets the Definition of Done✅.