Yesterday I twittered that in our scaled Scrum environment our 6 teams had been successful and delivered EVERYTHING they commited.
What I got was comments like: “Really, did they not undercommited?”, or “As a Product Manager, when I hear the teams delivered on time, I always wonder – if they under committed and if they don’t then if they were slack :p”.
Well my answer to this comments:
“When you set up the environment professional, you get professional behavior, professional software and a professional result.”
So – they, the Scrum-Teams (Developers and Product Owners) worked exactly in the way I expected – WELL DONE!
No need to pressure more, no need to force people. These teams showed what scrum is: commitment to a success, with passion for their product.