The Scrum framework – in 3 minutes


Scrum is a simple framework for complex product delivery.

Scrum has been around for a while. It was officially introduced to the general public in 1995. Since then, as more and more people, teams and organizations started using Scrum, Scrum became the most adopted method for agile product delivery. At the same time, Scrum grew lighter and lighter, thereby, in a way becoming less and less complete and ‘perfect’. Prescribed practices and techniques were gradually removed from the official definition of Scrum, The Scrum Guide. Scrum turned into the framework it was always designed to be, a framework upon which people devise their own solutions, create their own working process. A Product Owner brings product ideas to a Development Team. No later than by the end of a Sprint the team turns these ideas into releasable versions of product. Sprints take no more than 4 weeks, and are often shorter. The Scrum Master creates and fosters an environment for such self-organised and creative collaboration to happen.

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Scrum is a simple framework for complex product delivery.

Scrum not only restores simplicity, Scrum brings empirical process control. All elements of Scrum support the process of regular inspection and adaptation. Empiricism is the way for people, teams and organisations to deal with the complexity, uncertainty and unpredictability typical to product development. The Scrum events set the frequency of the inspection and adaptation process. The artefacts provide transparency to all information required. As all waste has already been removed from Scrum, the framework is highly cohesive. Every element has a clear ‘why’, a clear purpose. Omitting any core elements breaks the cohesion, and is likely to cover up existing problems and impede the transparency required to continuously adapt, to be agile.

 Scrum framework

Scrum, when employed well, allows a continual discovery of what is possible, what is not, of what works, what doesn’t work. Throughout this journey of discovery, the value of the work done is incrementally optimised. Product is regularly delivered to the market. It is extremely helpful to have a simple, yet proficient, tool like Scrum in highly unstable circumstances. 
Scrum framework

Employing Scrum is a journey in itself. Mastering Scrum takes practice and time. Still, it’s helpful to have a smart travel companion to guide you on your journey. Our pocket guide to Scrum is just that. It is also available in Dutch, as “Scrum Wegwijzer”. A German translation is on the way.

Relevant links

9789087537203-cover PBOOK003_3DTitle: Scrum – A Pocket Guide
Author: Gunther Verheyen
ISBN: 9789087537203
Price: € 15,95
Order here your copy or view the sample file

OMS_SCRUMGIDS_BEWUSTE_REIZIGER_v6 comm BDV 3D_PBOOK001Titel: Scrum Wegwijzer – Een kompas voor de bewuste reiziger
Auteur: Gunther Verheyen
ISBN: 9789401800402
Prijs: €19.50

Title: Scrum Taschenbuch
ISBN: 978 94 018 0039 6
Autor: Gunther Verheyen German translation by: Peter Götz und Uwe Schirmer
Preis: € 15,95 (exkl. MwSt.)