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Sprint Goal

Definition of Sprint Goal - Sprint goals are a set of clear objectives, defined collaboratively by the product owner and development team at the start of a sprint. The goals should be simple, measurable, and indicative of the overall strategic objectives of backlog items. By setting a clear sprint goal, the team is jointly accountable for the sprint’s direction. If, at any point during the process, activities veer away from the agreed sprint goal, returning to this original vision of success will help keep progress on track.


Question: When should a sprint goal be created?
Answer: The Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint that can be met through the implementation of the Product Backlog. It provides guidance to the Development Team on why it is building the Increment.
Question: Who sets the sprint goals?
Answer: The Scrum Master is responsible for setting up the sprint goals.

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