The Importance of Principle #7
Why is this principle so important in Agile project management? Essentially, not only does rule #7 mean the iteration result of the sprint is complete, it also means not moving on to another task until the current one is done, finished, and acceptable.
Even adhering to principle #7 won’t always mean the team working on a project element will mean the task is done. What is beneficial, however, is at the end of the sprint, it’s time for client or stakeholder input where problems or concerns are identified quickly and can be remedied quickly.
This Agile principle also works well when parallel teams are working on different tasks relating to the same project goal. Agile sprint meetings are essential and should be completed daily, especially if there are parallel teams.
In Agile management, most of the time, with empowered teams, a sprint iteration will be successful, especially if there is broad communication and decision-making at the team or even on an individual level.