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Scrum Values

“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.” (1)


  • Everyone focuses on…
    • the work of the Sprint and the goals of the Scrum Team. (1)
    • what’s important now – YAGNI (you ain’t gonna need it) (3)


Scrum Team members respect…

  • each other to be capable, independent people (1)
  • people’s opinions and diversity (3)
  • the customer to change their mind
  • the sponsors to not waste their investment (3)
  • Scrum


Scrum Team members commit to…

  • achieving the goals of the Scrum Team. (1)

Commitment refers to dedication rather than a binding contract of tasks. It applies to the intensity of effort (3)


The Scrum Team agree to be open…

  • about all the work and the challenges with performing the work. (1)
  • to collaboration (3)
  • to change (3)


  • The Scrum Team members have courage to…
    • do the right thing and work on tough problems (1)
    • admit your plans won’t be perfect (3)
    • fail
    • share knowledge


Team Scrum Values Powerful Questions (2, page 1)

  • Why do the values matter?
  • What are some examples where specific values helped?
  • How do we use the Scrum values to guide our actions?
  • What happens when Scrum values aren’t present in our team?
  • When is it difficult to live the values?
  • What gets easier when we embrace the values?
  • Which value helped us the most?
  • Is there a value that we need to work on?


  1. The Scrum Guide
  2. Scrum Insights for Practitioners by Hiren Doshi
  3. Scrum: A Pocket Guide by Gunther Verheyen

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