Lexicon

Sprint

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EN Like a lot of words used in our sector, they already have a meaning and are used in other domains in life. Seems like the techies ran out of words, or maybe that's just not their strong point. A sprint is a short period in which a predefined list of tasks or issues that together form a testable whole is developed by a team. It's one of the most used terms in the scrum-methodology (or Agile) where instead of developing a project like a marathon, slow, inert, without much feedback loops, you chop a project up in small sprints so that hiccups, questions, ideas, etc. can originate during the development and not after you ran a whole marathon and it turns out you had your shoes on backwards. We can tell you that after the first sprint so that your finish will be more satisfying.


NL Net als zoveel woorden die in onze sector gebruikt worden, heeft dit woord al een betekenis dat in andere aspecten van het leven gebruikt wordt. Het ziet er wat naar uit dat de techies geen nieuwe woorden meer vinden, of misschien zijn ze daar gewoon niet zo sterk in. ‘t Is oké. Een sprint is een korte periode waarin een voorgedefinieerde lijst taken of issues, die samen een testbaar geheel vormen, door een team wordt ontwikkeld. Het is een van de vaakst gebruikte termen in de scrum-methodologie (of Agile, zie Agile). In plaats van een project als een marathon te ontwikkelen (zonder feedback loops), kun je een project ook in kleine sprints hakken. Zo kunnen haperingen, vragen en ideeën zich tijdens de ontwikkeling opdringen, en niet nadat je een hele marathon hebt uitgelopen en blijkt dat je je schoenen omgekeerd aan had. Dat kunnen we nu na de eerste sprint al opmerken. De finish doet dan eens zo veel deugd.

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So, we wrote this lexicon in the assumption that if people would have more information, and a bit of guidance, they wouldn’t have to feel so helpless when hearing about Digital transformation, MVP’s, Frontend, AWS, Trojans, UX, UI, ... (Que?) We assembled all the buzzwords we use on a daily basis and tried to give a down to earth, simple explanation for each of them. Take it with you, read through it when you’re waiting on a train or getting your nails done and next time somebody starts a fire, you just blow it out yourself (or if it’s too big call Bagaar).

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