The Sprint Goal is the single objective for the Sprint. Although the Sprint Goal is a commitment by the Developer, it provides flexibility in terms of the exact work needed to achieve it. The Sprint Goal also creates coherence and focus, encouraging the Scrum Team to work together rather than on separate initiatives.

The Sprint Goal is created during the Sprint Planning event and then added to the Sprint Backlog. As the Developer work during the Sprint, they keep the Sprint Goal in mind. If the work turns out to be different than they expected, they collaborate with the Product Owner to negotiate the scope of the Sprint Backlog within the Sprint without affecting the Sprint Goal.

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Sprint Goal
The Sprint Goal is the definition of the value that the development team delivers at the end of a Sprint.

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Scrum’s artifacts represent work or value. They are designed to maximize transparency of key information. Thus, everyon…
Sprint Backlog
The Sprint Backlog is composed of the Sprint Goal (why), the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint (what…