What is a good Sprint Goal? How do you write a good Sprint Goal?
AUTHOR: Malene Marie Bendixen Jacobsen, Agile Coach
To answer this question, let us first look into the reason behind the Sprint Goal..
From the official Scrum Guide: “The Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of the Product Backlog”
The outcome of Sprint Planning is the Sprint Goal and a Sprint Backlog. The Goal explains the WHY we are doing what we are doing, the Sprint Backlog is like a to-do list or a plan of WHAT we are planning to do to archive the goal.
Some of the multiple reasons why a Sprint Goal is important:
For all these reasons it is time for us to have a look at how to write a good Sprint Goal?
Remember a Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint – WHY is it we are doing what we do?
Weak Sprint Goal
Good Sprint Goal
Decrease server downtime by x %
Improve user experience
Implement integration for VISA payment gateway
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A good Sprint Goal unifies a team behind a common purpose and should be specific and achievable. Great Scrum Masters always take time in Sprint Planning to write not just good but great Sprint Goals.
Good luck on your journey.
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