Creating a Sprint Goal Statement. The Sprint Goal is a high-level summary of the desired objective of the Sprint. The Sprint Goal usually summarizes the top priority product backlog items.
The Sprint Goal is a high-level summary of the desired objective of the Sprint. The Sprint Goal usually summarizes the top priority product backlog items.
The Sprint Goal statement is brief, only one or two sentences, describing what the Scrum Team plans to accomplish during the Sprint, and this drives the Sprint during its designated timeframe.
For this journal entry, you will practice writing an appropriate Sprint Goal and analyze the benefits of having Sprint Goals in this type of project management approach.
To complete this journal, address the following: Write a Sprint Goal for the project in the Toy Shack project scenario you analyzed for the group assignment in Module 2.
Identify at least two benefits of having a Sprint Goal
A sprint goal is a short, one- or two-sentence, description of what the team plans to achieve during the sprint. It is written collaboratively by the team and the product owner. The following are typical sprint goals for an e-Commerce application:
While it’s easy to gather a bunch of Backlog Items to work on in a Sprint, it’s a little harder (but much more valuable) to have a set of Backlog Items that fit together and in this way, provide more business value. The following list of Product Backlog Items (PBIs) which has been selected during the Sprint Planning session: with a sprint goal of “Profile Management” for a User Forum Development Project:
These product backlog items would fit the sprint goals, providing the whole team with a shared perspective on what to do in the current Sprint.
According to the Scrum Guide:
“During Sprint Planning the Scrum Team also crafts a Sprint Goal.”
Thus, the Sprint Goal is determined by the Scrum Team. Product Owner, Development Team and Scrum Master together.
(Source: Willen-Jan Ageling – Who Determines the Sprint Goal?)
The Sprint Planning Meeting is attended by the product owner, Scrum Master, and the entire Scrum Team. Outside stakeholders may attend by invitation of the team, although this is rare in most companies. Two defined artifacts that result from a sprint planning meeting as shown in the Figure Below:
The Sprint goal is typically define in the first part of the Sprint Planning Meeting in the following main steps:
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