Sprints balance quick delivery and pivoting with planning for focus.
Scrum values inspection as a mean to assess what’s best to focus on, as evolving information necessitates updated plans. As part of waste reduction, a sprint constrains work-in-progress by requiring value-adding slices be delivered to prevent wasting the potential value of work that’s been performed.rS2
Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, The Scrum Guide: The Definitive Guide to Scrum: The Rules of the Game, 2020, https://scrumguides.org/docs/scrumguide/v2020/2020-Scrum-Guide-US.pdf. (See notes.)