Intro to Scrum (3 of 16): What are the Scrum Values?

What are the Scrum Values?

Are Scrum Values just a fluffy part of Scrum? Should we really embrace and respect those values? What would happen if we didn’t? What are the Scrum Values?

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Successful Scrum depends on people becoming more proficient in living five values: commitment, focus, openness, respect and courage. The Scrum Team commits to achieving its goals and to supporting each other. Their primary focus is on the work of the Sprint to make the best possible progress towards these goals. 

The Scrum Team and the stakeholders are open about the work and the challenges. The Scrum Team members respect each other to be capable and independent people and are respected as such by the people with whom they work. 

Scrum Team members have the courage to do the right thing, to work on tough problems. These values give direction to the Scrum Team with regard to their work, their actions, and their behavior. The decisions that are made, the steps that are taken, and the way Scrum is used should reinforce these values not diminish or undermine them. 

The Scrum team members learn and explore the values as they work with the Scrum events and the Scrum artifacts. When these values are embodied by the Scrum team and the people they work with, the empirical process of transparency, inspection and adaptation comes to life building trust. 

When these values are embodied by the Scrum Team and the people they work with, the empirical Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection and adaptation come to life building trust. 

Well, those are the Scrum Values. We’ve have a lot more to come in the other sections around Scrum basics

Robert Pieper

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