Re: [scrumdevelopment] Sprint Goals Do you use them? Do you make them work?
- Hello, George. On Sunday, September 26, 2010, at 11:44:53 AM, you
>> My issues are two fold: If the PO’s needs for a given sprint are aYes. If the work is just a list of stories, it's likely not very
>> series of disparate user stories, I don’t see how we can create a real
>> sprint goal.
> That's true, and that's often an impediment to having a sprint goal. If
> the PO has no unified intent for the sprint, then the only goal is "do
> some more work." Often there's nothing that can immediately be done
> about that.
> But when I have clients in that situation, I suggest that they take a
> step back and look at the bigger picture. Often in these cases, the PO
> isn't really the PO and doesn't have the authority to direct the work.
> They're just relaying instructions. The fact that they can't see
> unifying goals in the work is an indicator of that. When this is true,
> I think it's beneficial if the PO-proxy works a little harder at
> understanding the intent of the PO (sometimes still a proxy) above them.
interesting or creative work. "Work is a list of stories" may well
be the name of an important impediment.
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