Scrum in a Nutshell

Scrum is a framework within people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest posible value. Scrum is:

  • Ligthweight
  • Simple to understand
  • Extremely difficult to master

Scrum is founded on empirical process control theory (empiricism). Empiricism asserts that knowledge comes from experience and making decisions based on what is know. Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risk.

The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated events, roles, artifacts and rules:

Events

· Sprint
· Sprint Planning
· Daily Stand-up
· Sprint Review
· Sprint Retrospective

Roles

· Product Owner
· Development Team
· Scrum Master

Artifacts

· Product Backlog
· Sprint Backlog
· Increment
· Burndown charts

Rules

· Tasks on the backlog
· Prioritized by value
· Sprint: non changing goals
· Done: working software
· Self-organized teams.

 

Scrum is not a process or a technique for building products; it is a framework withing which we can employ varios processes and techniques. Scrum makes clear the relative efficacy of our product manamegment and development practices so that we can improve.

Summing-up: Scrum has a less is more philosophy. It is all about keeping it simple, step by step but always giving value. It is all about team empowerment and letting the team decide.

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