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Scrum Update 2013

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After two years of working closely with the agile and Scrum community, the originators of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, have today announced the next series of updates to Scrum through the (2013) Scrum Guide, the definitive Scrum rule book and documentation of Scrum itself.

Ken and Jeff have have incorporated a handful of refinements into Scrum's new version. While nothing about Scrum is fundamentally changed, some clarifications are made to strengthen the importance of transparency, value, goals, and more teamwork.

And, the Scrum Guide has previously been hosted in various locations throughout the web. Beginning today, the Scrum Guide and its translations have a new home. Ken and Jeff have decided to host The Scrum Guide at one location,

Read the summary ​of changes between the 2011 and 2013 Scrum Guide, and view the video of Ken and Jeff above. Look for more translated versions of the Scrum Guide to be published over the coming weeks.

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Krystian Kaczor
Krystian Kaczor posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 8:33 AM Permalink to this Comment
Guys, I think you are a bit inconsistent in that video. Talking about the new set of questions Jeff said "What did I do to help the team to meet the Sprint Goal today?" and in the new Scrum Guide we read "What did I do yesterday that helped the Development Team meet the Sprint Goal?".
Also when you are referring to "the team", which team do you mean the Scrum Team or the Development Team?

The other remark I have is that the is not very good choice of URL, because somehow I typed into my browser's address bar and it took me to a site of an organization offering "Scrum services". It can easily cause a confusion.
Krystian Kaczor
Krystian Kaczor posted on Monday, August 5, 2013 8:38 AM Permalink to this Comment
"Sprint Planning is time-boxed to a maximum of eight hours for a one-month Sprint. For shorter Sprints, the event is usually shorter. The Scrum Master ensures that the event takes place and that attendants understand its purpose. The Scrum Master teaches the Scrum Team to keep it within the time-box."
How the Scrum Master can keep it within the time-box if we are talking about 2 weeks Sprint? The Scrum Guide doesn't say that events are proportionally shorter, so Scrum Master can only make sure that the event is less than eight hours.
evan.leonard posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 2:08 PM Permalink to this Comment
Great update! One question: now that the guide talks about "Ready" (Hooray!), shouldn't there be a section under Artifact Transparency that explains "Ready" with as much detail as "Done"?

These two are equally important in my mind. Other's thoughts?
Kris Smith
Kris Smith posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:02 AM Permalink to this Comment
I hope all of these updates will be implemented like what Project Management Academy did.

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