Some people run sprints, they are built for it, they have the body and the leg movement to make it happen – they have an incredible kick-off which buys them that crucial few seconds to take a lead.

Others are built for marathons, they can store energy, they take longer, thoughtful strides, and they set a pace and stick to it.

Sprinters win short races, marathoners win long races.

There’s no dispute, you train differently for one over the other.

Such should be how you establish your software delivery model – are you sprinting to get the work down and out the door (having 78 sprints probably doesn’t define that behaviour correctly) or is it a long race to get there (in which case trying to do that in 4 sprints will not achieve your goals).

Know what you are aiming for, set a methodology based on that.


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