Simplified Scrum Definition

Simplified Scrum is an extremely lightweight framework that helps people, teams and organizations generate value through adaptive solutions for complex products. Simplified Scrum increases the lightweight nature of the framework.

In a nutshell, Simplified Scrum requires a Scrum Master to foster an environment where:

  1. A Product Owner ensures a possible future of the product is transparent within the Product Backlog.
  2. The Team collaborates on delivering a high(er) level of transparency on a Product Increment during the Sprint.
  3. The Team, Product Owner and the customers inspect the results and adjust for the next Sprint.
  4. Repeat

Simplified Scrum is simple. Try it as is and determine if its philosophy, theory and structure help to achieve goals and create value. The Simplified Scrum Guide is purposefully incomplete, only defining the parts required to implement the Heart of Simplified Scrum. Rather than provide people with detailed instructions, the rules of the Simplified Scrum Guide their relationships and interactions.

Various processes, techniques, methods and experiments can be employed within the framework. Simplified Scrum wraps around existing practices or renders them unnecessary. Simplified Scrum makes visible the relative efficacy of current management, environment, and work techniques, so that improvements can be made.

(entire chapter based on the Scrum Definition chapter in the 2020 Scrum Guides)

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