Anybody know the Etymology of the word 'Sprint' as in coding Sprint?

Laura Creighton lac at
Sat Sep 13 21:39:16 CEST 2003

I think it comes from Jeff Sutherland's Agile Programming Methodology,
called Scrum where work is
planned into month long interations called Sprints.  (Jeff must have
terrific stamina if he thinks that the thing to call a month-long race
is a Sprint :-) )

These days we do them shorter -- as in a 4 days Sprint before Pycon.

Anybody know the etymology for sure?


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