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Empiricism 🧪, the act of making decisions based on what is

· scrum

Empiricism is the act to do the best we can with what we have 💡.

A Product Owner plans 🔭 a release based on all current information.

The Product Owner’s job is to assess what is possible given the Team’s capabilities, and to make the best decisions to reach the desired goal 🎯.

Sometimes the goal will be reached but in a way different from what the Product Owner initially intended.

This is empiricism in action. 👌

The team selects what it believes it can do over the upcoming Sprint and commits to it.

However, the word "commit" is often misused as a guarantee, which affects the quality of the outcome 🤷‍♂️.

Using "forecast" instead of "commit" helps to clarify that a commitment in Scrum is a pledge to do the best with what we have.

So when the Team selects Product Backlog Items in a Sprint Planning meeting, it forecasts to do it during the Sprint.

#scrum #developer #empiricism