Sprint Questions

To support our Problem Statement what questions do we need to answer? What would we have to do to fail in that goal?


  • Estimated time needed: 30 minutes
  • Team: Facilitator, Note-taker, Stakeholders

Why should we do this exercise?

We should already have a very short Problem Statement, when we write that we were dreaming big, and not letting the every-day realities get in the way now it's time to dig into that problem a bit more and write some questions that this sprint needs to answer.


  1. Create a space to list your questions.
  2. Offer the following prompts to the team:
  • What questions so we want to answer in the is sprint?
  • To solve our problem statement what needs to true?
  • If in future this project completely failed, what might have cuased that?
  1. Rephrase the answers into questions, for example:

Q: To get more customers what has to be true?

A: They have to trust us.

Q: How can we phrase that as a question?

A: Will potential customers trust our skills?


  • This exercise may seem negative, but it's a good think to think aboout potential failures and avoid it happening from the beginning.
  • You may not come up with many questions straight away, that's OK, try to add to the list throughout the rest of the sprint.
  • Use your sprint questions as a guide when creating ideas.
  • Use your sprint questions when you're writing you testing script.