The Product Owner craſts the Sprint Goal in the Sprint Planning


It will help you here to keep in mind that the development team is accountable for the sprint backlog and they own it, having said that sprint goal is part of the sprint backlog and that means the development team should also own it and be responsible for doing their best to achieve it, so would you accept to own and achieve a goal that you didn’t create or choose yourself?

Of course the development team can discuss/negotiate/consult the product owner while crafting the sprint goal during the sprint planning but that doesn’t mean asking the PO to choose or set the goal.

A powerful scrum value helps us here understand also why it’s important to held the development team responsible for crafting the sprint goal, it’s the commitment value where the team will commit to do their best into turning the sprint backlog to a potentially releasable increment and achieving the sprint goal.