Each Increment must be “Done”, which means it should be potentially releasable/shippable and usable by the end user. The Product Owner may or may not release a certain Increment, but it should be releasable nevertheless.
Increments are used to generate feedback, which is the basis for adaptation. It's also possible to release some of the Increments and generate early benefits.
When multiple teams are working on the same product, each team produces a “Done” Increment. The Increments will be combined and create “one” Integrated Increment for the project.
- Scrum Guide, a definition of the Scrum framework by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland
- Nexus Guide, a framework for scaling Scrum by Ken Schwaber et al.
- The Scrum Master Training Manual, a free ebook on Scrum, and the Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM™ I) exam
- Scrum Awareness, a free email course on Scrum framework