The purpose of the Sprint is not to predict what we will complete in 2 weeks time. I repeat, it's not about completing everything in the Sprint. The point is to inspect and adapt so we can make the most progress toward our goals. The difference seems subtle, but understanding it is crucial.
Very well put!
The more obsessed an organisation is about'accurate estimates', the more people start to game the system. It's the rapid feedback and continual introspection that matter for improvement, not the sprint in itself.
“The point is to inspect and adapt so we can make the most progress toward our goals.”
Thinking about this in terms of Dual-Track Continuous Discovery and Delivery, what I might add to this could be:
“...and so we can _learn_ the most about what might bring us closer to our goals.”