The concept of sprints was never anything new.
Don’t take on a lot of work, do in small bits so you can show progress and keep your work cycles short. We then bundle it up with a bow by showing to the people who are paying us what it is that we’ve built, get feedback, make changes, and move forward.
We’ve been living this life for years – it’s called a ToDo list – and every app that is geared towards ToDo lists might as well be called Sprints.
Granted we have a little more to undertake in Software, but the core of the concept still exists.
Same with testing, performance, automation, platform, planning, and releases.
You’re doing it everywhere else, you just don’t realize it.