Scrum Values

Commitment

In a Scrum view of point, commitment is often misinterpreted. The idea behind this is when teams are devoted to achieving a specific goal which was the sprint goal. However, misinterpretation came about when individuals though that no matter the procedure, there must be an outcome at the end. That way, commitment turned out to be a hard-coded contract despite its intention that a team would endeavor their all to meet the sprint expectations. For that reason, it became difficult for software development to be predictable no matter the chances.

According to Oxford dictionaries, it is defined as a state at which an individual or company dedicate themselves towards a common goal, cause or even activity. To Scrum, commitment is still one of the values which are being regarded as essential. By that, scrum commits to collaborate with each other, to learn and do the best they can in every activity. Also, it commits to the sprint goal and looks for improvements while it stays committed to the agile goals and principles. Lastly, it commits to having work completed within time, transparency and also maintains the status-quo.

For any long-term success, a team needs to be committed to attaining that. Leaders should be responsible for ensuring that their teams are well dedicated towards the achievement. While this is in place, commitment produces results even when the leader is absent. On many occasions, teams would want to ensure that their projections are met even if there is no form of supervision. Secondly, with a committed team, goals are met and even exceeded to some extent. Also, having a dedicated team is more fun as a corporation is experienced by the entire company. While sleepless nights would be little, vacations would increase with enough to be proud of due to commitment. Lastly, clients and customers prefer working with committed teams thus giving an advantage over other companies.

With such benefits, companies should ensure that they have committed members and scrum is not an exceptional case.