The Scrum Guide does an excellent job of explaining the Scrum framework. Still, people frequently get tripped up by the language. So we decided to write a version in our words, using our examples and drawing from our experience.
How does this help your team?
Zombie Scrum often starts when people misunderstand the purpose of the Scrum framework. Although it's easy to focus on the roles, the events, and the artifacts - the mechanics of Scrum - it is ultimately about shipping fast, involving stakeholders, autonomous teams and continuously improving to do this more effectively.
In this whitepaper, we describe the Scrum framework in our words. It is how we teach it as Professional Scrum Trainers, and how we've experienced it as Scrum Masters. We pay particular attention to the purpose of the Scrum framework and how its components work together to make that possible.
This whitepaper is an excellent addition to the Scrum Guide, and we recommend that you distribute it within your organization alongside it.
What do you receive?
- A 20-page PDF that is richly illustrated by Thea Schukken;
- Additional resources to learn more about Scrum are included in the whitepaper;
- The paper is translated by volunteers into Portuguese, Japanese, Russian, Spanish, German, and French. We gladly accept offers to translate the whitepaper into other languages.
- Get our book the Zombie Scrum Survival Guide;
- Check out or on-going series of posts for Scrum Mythbusters;
- Try the Scrum Team survey to diagnose your team;