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New Template - The Sprint Goal Canvas - Movie Edition

New Template / Canvas - The Sprint Goal Canvas - Movie Edition

Continuing my mission to bring fun & engagement to the workplace, I was inspired this week to create another new template for those looking to energise the process of creating sprint goals. This time centred around the big screen.

My inspirations for this template came from a range of sources - My own experiences, Roman Pichlers sprint goal canvas, as well as some of the many writings of Maarten Dalmijn.

Access the template below, plug & play into your own instances and let me know how you get on!

For those without a Miro / Mural license, I've included the option to access the image file which can be uploaded into many virtual whiteboarding tools, simply overlay the image with your own post-it's. No license? No problem.

Why use this template?

Sprint goals are often forgotten about. Maarten Dalmijn in this article describes them as the beating heart of Scrum, they align the team around the near-term vision & purpose and enable daily course correction and re-alignment - Are we as a team still progressing towards our goal?

Do you;

- Have a team that isn't yet using sprint goals?

- Find that your teams are using sprint goals but they are loose, vague or uninspiring?

- Want to experiment with a new approach to creating sprint goals that leverages peoples love of movies

- Want to create an engaging experience, aligning the team around their common goal?

Then try using the template!

As always, use, share, adjust this template for your own personal context. You have my permission to change it, I'm not precious

Notable things to think about;

- Back to the Future -

Set a date in the DeLorean clock for the end of the next sprint?

What do we hope to achieve?

What knowledge will we have gained, assumptions tested or results delivered?

- The Matrix -

Blue pill or Red pill?

How will we architect our new reality?

How will we bring about the change we desire?

- Jurassic Park -

What's the DNA of our sprint goal?

What's our hypothesis for what we think will happen?


- James Bond -

License to thrill.

What will tell us that we're adding value to our customers?

What data or metrics do we need to measure?

As a bonus, why not encourage the team to visualise the next sprint as a movie or film character. These can easily be pulled into your workflow tool (JIRA, ADO et al) and remind the team of their goal.


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