I'm a novice Scrum Master, and I'm having some difficulty interpreting a paragraph of The Scrum Guide.
The first paragraph of "Topic One: What can be done this Sprint?" (p9 - July 2013) reads as follows:
"The Development Team works to forecast the functionality that will be developed during the Sprint. The Product Owner discusses the objective that the Sprint should achieve and the Product Backlog items that, if completed in the Sprint, would achieve the Sprint Goal. The entire Scrum Team collaborates on understanding the work of the Sprint."
What my team are trying to understand is, is it the Development Team or the Product Owner who defines the PBIs to include in the sprint? We're having some problems clearly separating what difference there is between the forecasted functionality and the objective. Surely the objective is to implement the functionality???
Thanks for taking the time to read this newbie's question!