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.
- Create a space to list your questions.
- 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?
- 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.