Sprint Goal

[sprint gohl]

Definition of Sprint Goal

The Sprint Goal is something that the Scrum Team members agree to accomplish together within the Sprint; the Sprint Goal is often the Team’s Kaizen. The Sprint Goal defines success for the Sprint, and the Team will do ‘whatever it takes’ to meet it. Committing to the Sprint Goal, rather than the Sprint Backlog, allows the Team the ‘wiggle room’ needed to avoid compromising Quality while it works. Not to be confused with Product Goal or Forecast.


The Team’s daily work is focused on getting Items Done while driving towards the Sprint Goal.

The Product Owner should review the Sprint Goal for the Sprint, and state whether or not the Team achieved it.

External Sources

Appropriate Sprint Goals

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