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The Use of Spikes in Sprints

What is a Spike, and how can we use it?

Spikes are often used to help agile development teams explore solutions to complex user stories that are often deemed as too hard to breakdown. However, many of us in the agile world (myself included) have misused the term — not really knowing what they are in an agile sense.

This article explores the basics of spikes, and uncovers the value of the spike to an agile team.

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Luke Pivac

Luke Pivac

An Agile leader, helping teams succeed by using an agile mindset. An experienced Scrum Master, Delivery Lead and published author. PSM-1, MSP5, ICP-ATF, ICP-APM