Today we are pleased to announce the release of ScrumGuides.org, a branding-free website providing the single authoritative definition of Scrum.
For the last several years, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, the original creators of Scrum, have worked together to maintain the rules of Scrum in the Scrum Guide. This document has been traditionally hosted on the Scrum.org website. Although the Guide has been translated into many languages and been around the world, not all Scrum practitioners recognized its authority. That makes sense given various Scrum “authorities” have emerged in the world who want to sell their own interpretation of Scrum.
Today that changes as Scrum.org, Scrum Inc., and the Scrum Alliance have come together to release a brand-free, community-focused version of the Scrum Guide. This recognizes the authority of Ken and Jeff to define Scrum itself, and means that both Scrum.org and Scrum Alliance agree on what Scrum actually is!
Lastly, there is an HTML version of the Scrum Guide on the new site so that various sections of it may be linked to directly. Enjoy.