A Basic Guide to Scrum (with Infographic) and why you should re-read the official Scrum Guide

I’ve always wanted to write about Scrum, but I didn’t know where to start as it is quite hard to share what it is without covering it in its entirety.

There’s also plenty of shares online about what Scrum is, but some are defining the framework differently, created different visuals of the framework or does not talk about it’s theory of Empiricism and its importance of transparency, inspection and adaptation.

So what I did was, I went to Scrum.org and read the official Scrum Guide.

Why I think you should read the official Scrum Guide

The Scrum Guide is the original source for whatever you need to understand about the Scrum framework from its original creators Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber.

I think this should be the first thing you read if you just for exposed to Scrum. And this should be the first thing you re-read when you wish to find out if your team or organization has a good understanding of Scrum and is properly applying the framework.

In fact, I highly suggest you to read the Scrum Guide regularly (I know that I will) to re-learn Scrum as you and your team work towards mastering it.

How this basic guide can be useful to you

This basic guide covers every section in the Scrum Guide, not in its fullest detail, but is presented as an infographic.

It is a great introduction to Scrum and it summarises what Scrum is without losing its theory of Empiricism and its importance of transparency, inspection and adaptation. This includes:

  • The Scrum framework
  • Its definition
  • Uses of Scrum
  • Empiricism and it’s 3 pillars
  • Scrum values to follow
  • Scrum team roles and responsibilities
  • The Sprint and its 4 formal events
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Artifact Transparency and a shared definition of “Done”.

I re-learned a lot from creating this guide and I hope that it will be useful and insightful to you too.

Have a good read and I hope you find it useful as I continue to study and expand on my learnings from the Scrum Guide.

I am a UX Designer with a strong passion to fuse frameworks of Self-Awareness and Agility together — iamthye.com