My boss thinks we are not producing enough work quick enough, the reality is that all of my reporting indicates that we are. My cumulative flow diagram has shown a massive amount of backlog work done. My team are also generally meeting their sprint goals from burndown charts.
The challenges that I am having:
- After showing the burn down charts, he wants us to increase our velocity so that we finish our sprints sooner so that we can cram more work in. So I guess that equates to working longer hours i.e. overtime?
If we finish our sprints early, we then switch to kanban or begin another sprint.
- After keeping track of progress, the average amount of points my team can handle in a working week is about 7.7 points. PO's attitude is if they can complete 7.7 points, why not increase it to 9 or 10 points?
I have responded that it will lead to the team becoming over worked and probably work a lot of overtime. He seemingly doesn't care since it is in his interest to get as much work done as soon as possible.
What can I do if:
PO/Boss does not seemingly care about how many hours in a week the team works even if it leads to overpaid overtime.
My boss's mentality seems to be that 40 hours a week is the minimum amount of time the team should spend working, when it is their contracted hours
Edit since question was posted:
- Overtime is unpaid
- Group actively takes on more work after sprint has ended.