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“The Increment is the sum of all the Product Backlog items completed during a Sprint and the value of the increments of all previous Sprints.” (1)


Definition: The increment is the cumulative sum of all the PBIs completed during the Sprint and the value of the increments of all the previous Sprints (2, page 49)

  • An Increment must be “Done” at the end of a Sprint
  • An Increment is a step towards the product vision
  • An Increment must be usable
  • An Increment is released if decided by the Product Owner


Release Size (3, page 113)

The smallest release you should consider is a new or improved outcome for a single persona. Any smaller the effort to release is not worth it for your customers.


  1. The Scrum Guide
  2. Scrum Insights for Practitioners by Hiren Doshi
  3. Mastering Professional Scrum by Stephanie Ockerman and Simon Reindl

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