Today we had a very nice discussion about Sprints and Releases and Maintenance.
Scrum is about product development. So – in the beginning, in release 1, you do not have a product. After the first release you do have one. In the first release you can not really create a valid idea about productivity, because it is new product development. In the maintenance phase of the project you can. So – the basic idea is – do a couple of sprints, release and go into maintenance mode.