Dec 12, 2018
Commitment, a word that means different things to different people. It's a word that often gets misused as a weapon, so much so that Scrum.org changed their use of the word Commitment and now use Forecasting instead.
Sprint Commitment is the final artifact of Sprint Planning where teams are asked if they're confident in committing to delivering the Spring Backlog. This commitment helps the product owner with planning and is the team coming to a common understanding as to the goal of the sprint. That being said...
On the Standup Podcast this week we dive into the concept of the Sprint Commitment and what it is and most specifically is not. At the highest level, the Sprint Commitment (or Forecast) is the teams best guess and confidence level on what they'll be able to finish within the time-box for the sprint. What it is not, is a weapon to beat the team up with if they do not complete the entire sprint.
Listen in this week as we dive deep into this topic!