Sprint Goal

Learn how to facilitate the sticky note technique that evaluates your sprint goal

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The Sprint Goal retro will guide a team to come to a consensus on a valuable Sprint Goal. This retro looks at ways the product can be improved, helpers and blockers to the potential goal, and allows team members to propose their own Sprint Goal for their team to discuss.

This is a great chance to consider questions like: 

  • How do we increase value?

  • What strengths and assets does the team have that the team can best utilize?

  • What obstacles and weaknesses are preventing the team from achieving its goals?

  • What goals and ideas are initially available?

Facilitating the Process

The process of running this type of retrospective in Retrium works like this:

  1. Everyone brainstorms ideas to add to sticky notes under the “how do we increase value,” “helpers,” “blockers,” and “proposed spring goal” columns in the “think” phase
  2. The team then organizes sticky notes they with to discuss together during the “group” stage 
  3. Everyone privately votes on which notes or groups they think are important to discuss during the “vote” phase
  4. Retrium organizes the most important topics in order of votes during the “discuss” step, where your team can choose to discuss one or more items and turn the next steps into specific action items
  5. The team can then reflect on the effectiveness of the retrospective as a whole during the “close” phase, and your team can choose to review those results before concluding the meeting