I am continuing my exploration of the value of the Scrum Values for different people and roles involved in Scrum. Having explored the Scrum Values from a Product Owner perspective , I want to now consider the Scrum Values from the Stakeholder’s perspective.
For the purpose of clarity my definition of Stakeholders is –Anyone and everyone directly and indirectly involved and/or impacted by the Product being developed except the Scrum Team; Users, Customers, Management, Leadership.
- Stakeholders commit to foster an environment within the organizational structures for Agile product development with Scrum to be most effective
- Stakeholders commit to align organizational processes and procedures with the practices, roles, and principles of Scrum
- Stakeholders commit to regularly provide feedback to the Scrum Team on the product being developed and on the product’s market evolutions
- Stakeholders focus on outcome over output, on the value of the work rather than the volume produced and utilization
- Stakeholders focus on adaptability and the ability to perform sensible adaptations given the complexity of product development
- Stakeholders focus on personal and professional development opportunities for the Scrum Team members over individual performance reviews
- Stakeholders show openness for the new ways of working that revolve around adaptability rather than sticking to predictive plans
- Stakeholders show openness for collaboration with other stakeholders, the Product Owner and the Scrum Team
- Stakeholders show openness for self-organized decisions by providing safe and welcoming boundaries for the Scrum Team to operate
- Stakeholders respect the decisions made by Product Owner for the product
- Stakeholders respect the autonomy and self-organization of the Development Team
- Stakeholders respect the new leadership style of the Scrum Master
- Stakeholders demonstrate courage by admitting that no plan will stand the test of time and will be subject to change
- Stakeholders demonstrate courage by admitting that mistakes are part of the learning that is the result of a product exploration process
- Stakeholders demonstrate courage by working with the Product Owner on stopping the work if the return of development is becoming unacceptable
This post is inspired from Gunther Verheyen original post - https://guntherverheyen.com/the-scrum-values/. Please do read the previous blog on The Scrum Values from the Product Owner perspective.