Who defines the Sprint Goal
I have some doubts regarding this tópic. If we see the Scrum Guide It says: "During the Sprint planning the Scrum Team also crafts a Sprint Goal"
But I thought that the Product Owner was the one that set the Sprint Goal.
So, can you help me yo clarify Who defines the Sprint Goal? PO or Scrum Team?
Thank you in advance
Go with what the Scrum Guide says... The Scrum Team.
The Sprint Goal is a collaborative effort by the entire team. Since the PO cannot dictate what the team will work on during a sprint, how can the PO decide what the Sprint Goal is? The PO gives guidance on what the stakeholders want and what will provide the most value and through collaboration with the dev team and SM, they work together to draft the Sprint Goal.
Thank you for your quick answer. It makes sense what you say :).
The PO cannot dictate,but he is the one who prioritizes PBIs for the next iteration by working closely with the stakeholders. So, once the PO sets the tone for the upcoming sprint by providing selection criteria, the development team starts picking up the PBIs which it thinks it can complete in the next iteration. Then the scrum team together formulates the sprint goal.
The PO cannot dictate, but he is the one who prioritizes PBIs for the next iteration
One minor nite. It is a myth in Scrum is that the Product Backlog is prioritized. It is actually ordered.
It is a myth in Scrum is that the Product Backlog is prioritized. It is actually ordered.
Would you be so kind to clarify it? In my mind product backlog may be prioritized and ordered.
Hi Alfredo - Priority is just one way to order the Product Backlog, but it is not always the best or the most practical. Often you have to factor in risks, dependencies, learnings the Scrum Team should acquire, costs, cost of delay, etc.
Here are sone articles you can read which may help out:
All the best,
Chris that's a great point!
Thanks for sharing,