PSM 1 - Is spring goal defined before / during / after spring plannning meeting?

Last post 03:51 pm August 3, 2013
by Douglas Boff Nandi
5 replies
10:10 pm April 17, 2013

Is the spring goal defined before / during / after the spring planning meeting. who defines the goal - product owner, dev team, scrum master?

trying to pass exam tonight. not sure of this question.


10:11 pm April 17, 2013

you can tell i am a little exhausted tonight. "sprint" not "spring", "planning" not "plannning". :)

05:48 am April 18, 2013

JBeek, this is pretty clearly laid out in the Scrum Guide. See the section about Sprint Planning. You should definitely read the Scrum Guide a few times before taking the real exam.

04:13 am July 5, 2013

I read it a couple of times, but it is not clear to me too.

05:45 am July 5, 2013

Hi Thomas,

If you refer to the guide, it's made clear that the Sprint Goal is set during the first part of the Sprint Planning.
Not before as the development forecasts for the PBIs are necessary to establish it, and not after as it is the guiding input for the Sprint. Hope it clarifies the point.

03:51 pm August 3, 2013

Sprint Planning Meeting - Part One:

"After the Development Team forecasts the Product Backlog items it will deliver in the Sprint, the Scrum Team crafts a Sprint Goal."