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Common terms used in agile projects
If you’re new to Jira (or new to agile methodologies), understanding these common terms will help you on your journey:
Scrum: Scrum is an iteration-based approach to reaching goals as a team. Work is completed in sprints. It's generally a good fit for teams developing products and releasing new versions on a regular basis. To dive deeper, check out What is scrum? or explore our scrum tutorial for Jira Software Cloud for web (not mobile).
Kanban: Kanban works best as a continuous flow of work for (as an example) service-oriented teams. This constraint-based approach helps prevent teams from being overloaded. Check out our kanban tutorial for Jira Software Cloud for web (not mobile).
Sprints: Sprints are fixed periods of time (often two weeks) during which a team completes issues. Sprints are usually planned in advance, in the backlog. (Sprints are part of scrum, an agile methodology.)
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