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agile15: Commitment: Why and How

At the peak of sprint planning the team pledges "We commit to achieve these stories, no matter what it takes". ...

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15 September 2010
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agile15, commitment, scrum, scrum tools

At the peak of sprint planning the team pledges "We commit to achieve these stories, no matter what it takes". It's a deal with the Product Owner (PO) and the team.

So why do teams commit?

The commitment is only valuable if the team thinks it can actually achieve it. Since the team is invited to pull the right amount of stories from the backlog, the PO trusts that the team makes reliable commitments based on their current capabilities and expected flow. This way the self-organizing team is challenged to constantly improve estimates, deliver value, as well as contribute ...

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