Sprint start and stop days - what's best
However, this week, there was discussion on the Scrum development forum and a number of folks are in favor of starting on Thursday and ending on Wednesday. Reasons given are as follows:
- There are often holidays on Mondays and Fridays which interrupt the cycle and therefore the rhythm.
- If sprints are a little behind and you end on a Friday, it will force teams to work on the weekends -- generally shunned upon by the Agile community.
- On Fridays, folks generally tend to glide through the demos and retrospectives and as a result there is a drop in productivity.
- Team members work from home on Fridays.
Certainly school for thought. I have to give this a try.
What's been your experience?