The Sprint Goal Lifecycle
via Scrum.org Blog by Mohamed Gargouri
In this blog post from Scrum.org, Mohamed Gargouri explains why the Sprint Goal is key for effective implementation of Scrum and how it is widely present in the Scrum framework by exploring its “lifecycle”.
Scrum is defined as a framework to address complex problems while delivering products of the highest possible value. A good Sprint Goal is, then, the one focusing to validate value assumptions to help to achieve what Scrum is meant for (maximizing the value of the product iteratively and incrementally).
When we talk about the value we look at the Product Owner as a value maximizer and the way he is managing the Product Backlog. A (business) value starts with a clear product vision. The Product Owner narrates the product vision throughout the Product Backlog. He orders the Product Backlog Items (PBIs) to best achieve goals.
A complementary practice to do so is to combine “impact mapping” and “story mapping” so that business objectives are related to their coherent PBIs. Business objectives are steps toward maximizing the product value.