The goal of every sprint should be pretty simple, irrespective of the release, and one that the team can easily get behind…

“Did we do what we said we were going to do?”

This is a statement that everyone can get behind – whether you’re pushing self-organization, leadership, accountability, responsibility – it’s clear what the beginning and end goal of the sprint is.

But often we lose sight of the goal when it’s supposed to be a quick 100/200/400M in front of us (no one sprints an 800M or 1500M).

If your team isn’t achieving that one goal, the question to you as their leader to ask them is pretty simple.


The problem is we don’t like asking that question because of what comes next.

Work, problem-solving, fixing, follow-ups, refactoring, change.

It’s easier to keep doing the same old, same old.

Want more? Check out my book Code Your Way Up – available as an eBook or Paperback on Amazon (CAN and US).  I’m also the co-host of the Remotely Prepared podcast.


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