Cadence / Rhythm

Definition of Cadence:

Cadence describes a sequence or rhythm of events or tasks in a project and creates a pattern for the team to follow to understand what they are doing and when they will be done with it.

Use of Cadence:

Agile teams strive to achieve such a cadence in their projects. In Scrum, for example, there are iterations of a set length called sprints that usually last a week or two. They allow the team to deliver software with a regular rhythm. In Kanban, Cadence is the continuous flow of work.

Advantages of Cadence:

  • Creates order and a rhythm.
  • The performance of the team is increased.
  • The team can deliver software on a regular basis.

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Sohrab Salimi

Scrum Academy GmbH

Sohrab is a long-standing Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and CEO of the Scrum Academy GmbH based in Cologne. He is a trained medical doctor and worked for Bain & Company as a consultant and as a CIO at SE-Consulting, among others, before founding the Scrum Academy. As a consultant and trainer, he has been supporting companies from a wide range of industries for over a decade on topics related to agile transformation, innovation and organizational development.

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