The Scrum Framework, Illustrated

With the launch of the new Scrum Guide, we also created a new illustration of the Scrum framework. This visualization includes many of the changes made in the new edition, for example: The Product Goal, which describes a future state of the product that can serve as a target for the Scrum Team to plan against. […]

3 Key Points for Scrum Masters in the new Scrum Guide 2020

The new version of the Scrum Guide has just been released. It is exciting! Scrum walks the talk by inspecting and adapting itself. So should you as a Scrum Master. In this article, I’ll talk about how new Scrum Guide changes affect you and what you need to do now. This iteration of the guide […]

A Home for Product Goal, Definition of Done, and Sprint Goal

Commitments In the 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the commitments were introduced for each artifact. These then became an element of Scrum; in that they need to be used to gain the maximum value that the Scrum Framework offers. They were always part of a Professional Scrum approach, now there is a clear connection […]

Using ‘Powerful Questions’ During Sprint Retrospectives

Sprint Retrospective is the last Scrum event within a Sprint. During this event entire Scrum Team- Scrum Master, Product Owner & Development Team inspects the Sprint and decides how to improve the next Sprint. Each Sprint retrospective is a chance for the Scrum team to reaffirm its commitment to continuous improvement- Ryan Ripley & Todd Miller: […]

New Scrum Guide 2020 Poster

Scrum Guide 2020 Poster  After yesterday’s Scrum Guide 2020 launch event by Ken and Jeff, I am excited to announce the release of the new Scrum 2020 poster.  This free poster includes the changes that were made in the Scrum Guide which was released yesterday, for example the Product Goal, the Scrum Team changes and the […]

La Guía Scrum 2020 (Scrum Guide 2020)

En noviembre de 2020, los co-creadores de Scrum, Ken Schwaber y Jeff Sutherland, han publicado una actualización de la Guía de Scrum.  Con la Guía Scrum 2020, los autores apuntan a hacer que “Scrum vuelva a ser un marco mínimamente suficiente al eliminar o suavizar el lenguaje prescriptivo”. Para ayudar a ver y comprender estos […]

Daily Scrum en la guía Scrum 2020

Un cambio muy esperado ha sido finalmente la eliminación de las tres preguntas sugeridas en el Daily Scrum. Aunque las preguntas sugeridas en la anterior guía de Scrum no estaban enfocadas en tareas o fomentar reportes de estado que llevan a incrementar el control y la micro gestión era algo que se producía con mucha […]

Scrum Guide 2020 Update – What has been removed

A focus on the framework Scrum is described as a framework, not a methodology. The Scrum Guide provides just enough prescription to allow Scrum to work and encourages its ‘users’ to be smart, adding practices and other things specific to them on top of the framework as needed to form their process. It provides a […]

Scrum Guide 2020 Update – Role to Accountabilities

With the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide, the term role was replaced with accountabilities. The purpose of this change was to place special emphasis that this is not a job description, but the bare minimum set of accountabilities necessary to execute Scrum. The accountabilities are split into 3 groups: Scrum Master Product Owner Developer  […]

Scrum Guide 2020 Update – Self Mgt replaces Self Organization

One interesting change to the Scrum Guide for the 2020 release was the change of the term Self-Organizing to Self-Managing. In the 2017 version of the Scrum Guide Self-Organization is described as:  “Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional. Self-organizing teams choose how best to accomplish their work, rather than being directed by others outside of […]