The Scrum values are described in [SB02]:

  • Commitment The Scrum Team commits to a defined goal for an iteration, and is given the authority and autonomy to decide themselves how best to meet it. Management and the Scrum Master commits to not introduce new work during an iteration, avoid directing the team, and work to provide the resources and quickly remove blocks that the team reports in their daily Scrum meeting. The Product Owner commits to define and prioritize the Product Backlog, guide choice of the next iteration's goals, and review and provide feedback on the result of each iteration.

  • Focus The Scrum Team has to be able to focus on the stated goals of the iteration, without distraction. Thus, management and the Scrum Master focus on providing the team with resources, removing blocks, and avoiding interrupting the team with additional work requests.

  • Openness The openly accessible Product Backlog makes visible the work and priorities. The Daily Scrums make visible the overall and individual status and commitments. Work trend and velocity are made visible with the Backlog Graph.

  • Respect Or, team responsibility rather than scapegoating. The individual members on a team are respected for their different strengths and weaknesses, and not singled out for iteration failures. The whole team rather than a manager, through self-organization and direction, adopts the attitude of solving "individual" problems through group exploration of solutions, and is given the authority and resources to react to challenges, such as hiring a specialist consultant to compensate for missing expertise.

  • Courage Management has the courage to plan and guide adaptively and to trust individuals and the team by avoiding telling them how to get the iteration done. The team has the courage to take responsibility for self-direction and self-management.

Agile and Iterative Development (Agile Software Development Serie. A Manager's Guide2003)
Agile and Iterative Development (Agile Software Development Serie. A Manager's Guide2003)
Year: 2004
Pages: 156 © 2008-2017.
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