5 votesAlan Larimer commented
IMHO "Scrum is a framework" is clear; any other phrase (within, where, etc.) attached to that is additive and not definitive.
108 votesAlan Larimer commented
What is the purpose of the Sprint Goal? "The Sprint Goal is an objective set for the Sprint." It provides Focus. It was a formal inclusion in 2013: "The Sprint Goal creates coherence in the Development Team’s work that would not be present in separate initiatives without a common goal. Note the formal inclusion of a Sprint Goal." Excluding it in a Sprint can have negative affects on productivity. How can the Sprint Goal be decoupled from the Sprint? It sounds like you are advocating a [InsertSomeOtherTimeframeHere] Goal.
I do like the intent of the proposed change since the Sprint Goal may need to be adjusted as the Development Team does its planning toward fulfilling Topic Two.