Sprint Goal Anti-Patterns


The Sprint Goal is a Scrum Team’s single objective for the Sprint,1 delivering the most valuable result from the customers’ and the organization’s perspective. It informs the composition of the Sprint Backlog and becomes a part of it, thus acting as a beacon that guides the Developers during the Sprint. Moreover, it is instrumental to creating the Sprint Plan, having a successful Daily Scrum, and collaborating and supporting each other as a Scrum Team in general; see Figure 14.1.

1. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, “Sprint Backlog,” The 2020 Scrum Guide, 2020, https://scrumguides.org/scrum-guide.html#sprint-backlog.

Figure 14.1 The Sprint Goal is not defined by the Product Owner but collectively ...

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