The Sprint Goal is a set of metrics for the Sprint that the individual players and the team as a whole can meet to achieve its planned outcome (wins-losses and total value). It provides clarification into how reaching the goals of the Sprint contribute to the overall team goal. The Sprint Goals are identified during the Sprint Planning Session meeting. The player’s planned value, the team’s planned value and the projected wins/losses comprise the Sprint Goal. The Sprint Goals become the set of objectives that encourage the players to work together to achieve team goals. When the team deviates from its overall goal, the coach makes adjustments to strategy and team analyst re-evaluates metric values in the upcoming Sprint.
During practices and games, players keep the Sprint Goal in mind. If unplanned events cause a player or players to not be able to achieve their Sprint objectives (such as injury, suspension, major slump, trade), they collaborate among themselves and with help from assistant coaches and analysts to identify how other players can pick up the slack to avoid renegotiating the Sprint Goal.
What will the Team need in order to achieve its Sprint Goal?
There will be times, based on the data and/or the feedback from players when it becomes evident that a player change will need to be made in order to give the team the skills it needs to reach its goals. Frequent inspections and continuous adaptation help make player decisions easier, as the lead analyst is able to provide the organization with specific key attributes and skills the team needs in order the fill performance or skill gaps. And scouts are able to identify the players who fulfill these needs. The Agile Sports Consultant and lead analyst are responsible for ensuring that these decisions are available and backed by solid data.
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