Scrum Five Values

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Every time that a company call me to help with Scrum I would like to start with the roles: Scrum Master, Product Owner and Team. Then if the company hasn’t hired (or have) Scrum Master I jump to the Scrum Values.

There are five Scrum values so it is not difficult to forget them but the hard thing is to use them daily. They are Focus, Courage, Openness, Commitment and Respect.

Focus

The team have to focus on Sprint Goal in order to deliver the product increment that team was committed (I prefer to use accountable but I mention commit that it is one of the Scrum values). Product Owner has to define the Sprint Goal in each Sprint Planing with the help of the team.

Courage

This is one of the values that I like most because you (as team member) need to have enough courage to request help, to ask for more details to user stories in case you don’t understand them. Scrum Master has to take courage to face the Product Owner and say to him why he is missing Sprint Planning or Sprint Review for instance.

Team members has to be courage to propose improvements to the Product Owner in Sprint Planing.

Openness

Everybody involves in Scrum projects have to be open to get feedback from their work and new ideas.  I strongly recommend that Scrum team be located in one open-place including the Product Owner to foster communication and collaboration to facilitate the exchange of knowledge.

Commitment

In Scrum the team say what they will be able to deliver on the Sprint Planning. Nobody except them establish will be done in the Sprint.

There are other examples of commitment related to the other ceremonies such as to be present (and be puntual) in the Daily meeting.

The Product Owner has a commitment with the stakeholders to deliver the best product take their feedback into account after each Sprint Review.

Scrum Master has to be committed to follow the Scrum rules coaching the team to understand what is the value of each Scrum ceremonies for instance.

 

Respect

This value is very important to show in each ceremony. For instance, during the Daily meetings every team member has to respect the rest of the team when they are talking. In the Retrospective team members has to show respect to mentions failures from other members. This value has to be understood by stakeholders because they have the right to give their feedback but respecting the work of the team.

To conclude, Scrum values have to keep in mind for every team member and stakeholders.

 

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Mario Lucero

Mario Lucero

I am all about helping companies to adopt agile as methodology in Chile. Why? I believe many organizations think that agile is not for Chilean companies because of Chilean culture is totally different from i.e. USA culture but I worked with Chilean professionals who after using agile realized it is feasible to implement it. Agile works in small and large projects and there are many evidences which demonstrate this.

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