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#scrum : Use FOCUS to get great Sprint Goals ๐ŸŽฏ

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Setting a clear and overarching Sprint Goal is the most important part of planning a Sprint. But setting good Sprint Goals is challenging and many people struggle with it.


To help with setting good Sprint Goals, I came up with the FOCUS mnemonic to inspect your Sprint Goals.


When you apply FOCUS, your Sprint Goals will be:


๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ…ตun. Keeping it exciting and uplifting will motivate and inspire your Scrum Team to go the extra mile.

๐ŸŽฏ๐Ÿ…พutcome-oriented. Be geared towards a valuable outcome.

โšฝ ๐Ÿ…ฒollaborative. The result of your whole Scrum Team working together and reaching an agreement.

๐Ÿ’€ ๐Ÿ†„ltimate. The final explanation, by providing the why behind what you aim to achieve. By understanding why, the outcome matters to customers and the business, your Scrum Team will have the best understanding to make the right decisions if circumstances change.

1๏ธโƒฃ ๐Ÿ†‚ingular. Set a single, unifying, and common goal to improve teamwork and collaboration.

๐‘‡โ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘Ž ๐‘†๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘™๐‘ฆ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘š ๐‘“๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘–๐‘Ÿ ๐‘’๐‘“๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก๐‘ . ๐ด๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐น๐‘‚๐ถ๐‘ˆ๐‘† ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘†๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ, ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘“ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘Ž๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘–๐‘ก ๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘๐‘ข๐‘  ๐Ÿ”.


๐‘€๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘ ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ โŒš ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘ก ๐‘‘๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘†๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘ƒ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘›๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘Ž ๐‘”๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘†๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก ๐บ๐‘œ๐‘Ž๐‘™. ๐ผ๐‘กโ€™๐‘  ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘š๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ ๐‘ข๐‘๐‘๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘†๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก.

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