Scrum in one sentence

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Overview in one sentence explanations


Lightweight framework based on empiricism and lean, to generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.


Pillars

Transparency

A common understanding of processes and work being inspected for both the scrum team and all the stakeholders.

Inspection

The inspection of artifacts and the progress enabling adaptation, without which is pointless.

Adaptation

Adapting based on inspection to minimize deviations outside of acceptable limits.



Values (FROCC)

Focus

Everyone focuses on the work of the Sprint and the goals of the Scrum Team members.

Respect

Scrum Team members respect each other and the wider environment as the source of change.

Openness

The Scrum Team and its stakeholders agree to be open about all the work and the challenges involved.

Commitment

People commit with their actions and the effort to the goals of the Scrum Team.

Courage

Scrum team members have the courage to do the right thing in all aspects of the work.



Scrum Team

Scrum Master

Leaders, enablers who serve the Scrum Team, and the organization by coaching in the framework adoption, removing impediments, and facilitating activities.

Product Owner

One person representing the stakeholder’s needs, maximizing the value of the product according to the Product Goal.

Developers

The creators of a usable Increment based on the Sprint Backlog and Sprint plan.



Events

The Sprint

A container for all the events where the work is done, maximally one month long.

Sprint Planning

Initiates the sprint by creating a plan for the sprint, deciding what can be done and how.

Daily Scrum

Same time and place for 15 minutes to inspect work progress and adapt the Sprint Backlog if necessary.

Sprint Review

The outcome of the sprint and progress toward a product goal is inspected.

Retrospective

Individuals, interactions, processes, tools, and the DoD are inspected in order to create a plan for improving quality.



Artifacts

Product Backlog

An ongoing ordered list reflecting a product goal and the only source of work.

Sprint Backlog

Includes items from Product Backlog selected for the sprint, delivery plan, and the Sprint Goal.

Increment

This is presented at the Sprint Review as a stepping stone toward the Product Goal.