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The Scrum Guide Reordered

July 24, 2019

TL; DR: The Scrum Guide Reordered

The Scrum Guide Reordered is based on about 90 percent of the text of the 2017 Scrum Guide, extending its original structure by adding additional categories. For example, you will find all quotes that can be attributed to the role of the Scrum Master in one place. While the Scrum Guide is mainly focused on the three roles, five events, and three artifacts, I aggregated quotes on specific topics as well, for example, on self-organization, finance or technical debt.

The Scrum Guide–Reordered allows you to get a first understanding of Scrum-related questions quickly. For example, it is good at relating a specific topis — say “stakeholder” — with Scrum first principles such as Scrum Values, or empiricism.

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The Origin of the Scrum Guide Reordered

The Scrum Guide Reordered resulted from my preparation to pass’s Professional Scrum Master III certification.

While the Scrum Guide Reordered does not answer all questions you might have immediately, I found it very helpful to identify the patterns and principles used throughout the Scrum Guide. Moreover, it is a great tool to start meaningful discussions with your peers. If you like to give it a try, I recommend, for example, the issue of technical debt and Scrum.

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Additional Categories of the Scrum Guide Reordered

The Scrum Guide Reordered contains the following additional categories:

  1. Acceptance
  2. Accountability/ responsibility
  3. Adaptation
  4. Agility/ business agility
  5. Architecture
  6. Bugs
  7. Capacity
  8. Collaboration
  9. Complexity
  10. Continuous improvement
  11. Creativity
  12. Cross-functionality
  13. Definition of Done
  14. Definition of Ready
  15. Deviation/ variance
  16. Emergence
  17. Empiricism
  18. Engineering Practices
  19. Estimates
  20. Ethics
  21. Feature Teams
  22. Feedback
  23. Finance
  24. Flexibility
  25. Forecast/ projection / tracking
  26. Functionality
  27. Impediments
  28. Inspection
  29. Negotiation
  30. Organization/ management
  31. Plan/ planning
  32. Predictability
  33. Priority/ prioritization/ ordering/ value
  34. Product
  35. Professional Scrum
  36. Progress/ productivity/ trends/ tracking
  37. Quality
  38. Release
  39. Requirements
  40. Risk
  41. Scaling Scrum
  42. Scope
  43. Scrum Theory
  44. Scrum Values
  45. Self-Organization
  46. Servant Leadership
  47. Sprint Goal
  48. Stakeholders
  49. Technical Debt
  50. Testing
  51. Transparency
  52. Utilization
  53. Value
  54. Velocity
  55. Waste.
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Copyright Notice

The Scrum Guide has been authored by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber and is available as Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.

As a consequence, the Scrum Guide Reordered inherits this CC BY-SA 4.0 license, too.

By utilizing the Scrum Guide Reordered you acknowledge and agree that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms of the Attribution ShareAlike license of Creative Commons.

Further Reading:

©2018 Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland. Offered for license under the Attribution Share-Alike license of Creative Commons, accessible at and also described in summary form at

By utilizing this Scrum Guide, you acknowledge and agree that you have read and agree to be bound by the terms of the Attribution ShareAlike license of Creative Commons.

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