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Scrum is a simple framework where people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value.

Scrum is generally thought of as the opposite of a big collection of interwoven mandatory components, implementing the scientific method of empiricism. Scrum replaces a programmed algorithmic approach with a heuristic one, with respect for people and self-organization to deal with unpredictability and solving complex problems. 

The scrum team consists of a product owner, the development team, and a scrum master.

The scrum master is the team role responsible for ensuring the team lives agile values and principles and follows the processes and practices that the team agreed they would use.

The responsibilities of this role include:

  • Clearing obstacles
  • Establishing an environment where the team can be effective
  • Addressing team dynamics
  • Ensuring a good relationship between the team and product owner as well as others outside the team
  • Protecting the team from outside interruptions and distractions

Prescribed events are used in scrum to create regularity and to minimize the need for meetings not defined in scrum. All events are time-boxed. Once a Sprint begins, its duration is fixed and cannot be shortened or lengthened.

The remaining events may end whenever the purpose of the event is achieved, ensuring an appropriate amount of time is spent without allowing waste in the process.  The scrum events are:

  • Sprint
  • Sprint Planning
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

Want to learn more? Tonex offers Certified Scrum Master Training, a 2-day course designed for anyone who wishes to validate his or her depth of knowledge of the PictureScrum framework and its application. Those who pass the assessment will receive the industry recognized PSM I Certification to demonstrate their fundamental level of Scrum mastery.

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