Having a Product Goal and a Sprint Goal is essential to gain the full benefits of the Scrum framework. However, when we are just starting out, it seems like an impossible task. The team is struggling to come up with a single goal, or a goal that would not sound like “complete everything”.
In my latest video, I discuss why it is hard to set great goals, or any goals at all, and what steps you can take to help your team be more successful.
If you are looking for specific tools that can help you with goals, check my last blog post 5 tools to help create Product and Sprint Goals.
📢 And if you are reading this as it goes live, then you still have time to sign up for my upcoming Product & Sprint Goals Workshop where we will practice in creating goals and learning new techniques you can bring to your team as well. Join for this 1,5 hours fully facilitated workshop and stay for a Q&A discussion in the end.
Creating Goals is a Skill
The most important point I would like to make is that creating good goals is a skill. To become better you need to practice.
So when your team is just starting out with Scrum, they will struggle to create Product and Sprint Goals. But not all is lost. Keep trying. Keep practicing. Keep improving.
Everybody on the team needs to look at creating goals as a skill. A skill they need to develop in order to succeed with Scrum.
You can run awesome engaging workshops too! I am sharing all my facilitation guides in my store. There are already lots of topics available, including templates for virtual delivery.