Who's really commited to Sprint Goal?

Last post 01:27 am May 11, 2021
by Jean-Christophe Pages
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12:04 am May 10, 2021

Hi!

The Scrum Guide says : "The Scrum Teams commits to achieving its goals", included the Sprint Goal.

It also says "the Sprint Goal is a commitment by the Developers"

So, who's really commited to Sprint Goal? Where is the truth?

Same question about the Product Goal, but for me the whole Scrum Team is commited. Right?

Thank you

10:43 pm May 10, 2021

I interpret it as the Scrum Team having several goals. The Product Goal and the Sprint Goal are two, but there may also be organizational goals or business unit goals that exist outside of the Scrum framework. The Scrum Team, as a whole, is committed to the goals. In the specific case of the Sprint Goal, the Developers are committed to the Sprint Goal since the Developers are the ones who create "any aspect of a usable Increment each Sprint". The Scrum Team (or perhaps multiple Scrum Teams in a scaled setting) are committed to the Product Goal.

12:03 am May 11, 2021

So, who's really commited to Sprint Goal? Where is the truth?

The Developers are on the Scrum Team. A team commitment is therefore a commitment made by them as team members. They are the ones doing the development work necessary to achieve it.

01:27 am May 11, 2021

Thank you Thomas and Ian