Scrum is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex problems.
Scrum helps people and teams deliver value incrementally in a collaborative manner. If you are just getting started, think of it as a way to get work done as a team in small pieces at a time, with experimentation and feedback loops along the way.
Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products.
In a nutshell, Scrum requires a Scrum Master to foster an environment where:
- A Product Owner orders the work for a complex problem into a Product Backlog.
- The Scrum Team turns a selection of the work into an Increment of value during a Sprint.
- The Scrum Team and its stakeholders inspect the results and adjust for the next Sprint.
The Scrum Guide contains the definition of Scrum. This definition consists of Scrum’s roles, events, artifacts, and the rules that bind them together. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum; the Scrum Guide is written and provided by them. Together, they stand behind the Scrum Guide.
Glossary of Scrum Terms
An overview of Scrum-related terms. Some of the mentioned terms are not mandatory in Scrum, but have been added because they are commonly used in Scrum.
Professional Scrum Developer Glossary
An overview of terms specific to software development teams using Scrum and agile software development techniques.
Scrum.org was founded by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber as a mission-based organization to help people and teams solve complex problems. Scrum.org offers training courses, certifications and ongoing learning all based on a common competency model.
Scrum framework poster
Scrum is a simple framework for effective team collaboration on complex software projects. The Scrum Framework poster provides a graphical view of how Scrum is implemented at a team level within an organization.