The Updated Scrum Guide Now Available

In case you didn't notice, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland released an updated version of The Scrum Guide this month (July 2016.) It contains a new section named "Scrum Values." The five highlighted values are: commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect. Jeff Sutherland commented: "This update to The Scrum Guide officially recognizes the significance these values have to any Scrum team."

The new section reads:

When the values of commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect are embodied and lived by the Scrum Team, the Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection, and adaptation come to life and build trust for everyone. The Scrum Team members learn and explore those values as they work with the Scrum events, roles and artifacts.

Successful use of Scrum depends on people becoming more proficient in living these five values. People personally commit to achieving the goals of the Scrum Team. The Scrum Team members have courage to do the right thing and work on tough problems. Everyone focuses on the work of the Sprint and the goals of the Scrum Team. The Scrum Team and its stakeholders agree to be open about all the work and the challenges with performing the work. Scrum Team members respect each other to be capable, independent people.

To read the entire updated Scrum Guide, click here.