Distributed Agile projects are very challenging. Expecting the best results in your first Sprint is optimistic as well as ideal whereas the willingness to accept mixed outcomes and supporting your team in progressing over the first three or four iterations is essential.
Agile teams are as energetic as music bands that yearn for their first stage appearance. A debut of a music band comes with tremendous efforts and enthusiasm. The debut of successful musicians is not only well-rehearsed but also well-supported by the team as well as sponsors. The first Sprint of a team is as memorable as the first stage show of a budding music band.
More on this at “The First Sprint in Distributed Agile – What to Expect ?”