Scrum Guide 2020 Updates

54 part series

This page provides a series of articles, blogs, videos and more that pertain to the 2020 version of the Scrum Guide released on November 18, 2020.

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The Scrum Guide

November 18, 2020
Scrum is defined completely in the Scrum Guide by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the originators of Scrum.  The Scrum Guide is maintained independently of any company or vendor and therefore lives on a brand neutral site.  The Scrum Guide is translated and available in over 30 languages.
Webcast

The 2020 Scrum Guide Launch Event Recording

November 18, 2020
Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland are joined by Dave West, JJ Sutherland, Don McGreal and Avi Schneier as they discuss the release of the updated Scrum Guide and celebrate 25 years of Scrum.
Blog Post

Scrum Guide 2020 Update - What has been removed

November 18, 2020
Scrum is described as a framework, not a methodology. The Scrum Guide provides just enough prescription to allow Scrum to work and encourages its ‘users’ to be smart, adding practices and other things specific to them on top of the framework as needed to form their process.
Blog Post

Scrum Guide 2020 Update - Commitments

November 18, 2020
With the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide, Commitments were added for each artifact. The commitments provide a nice, structural way to describe some of the key characteristics of each artifact. The intent of this change was to provide clarity and make the Scrum Guide simpler to read and use.

Product Goal

November 18, 2020
One of the more challenging aspects of Product Management is to create a tangible relationship between the work we do today and the business strategy. Product Goals are an often overlooked mechanism that can help you in this area.
Video

Scrum Guide 2020 - Product Goal

November 19, 2020
The Product Goal is now the commitment of the Product Backlog. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the Product Goal. (2:26 Minutes)

Why, What, How - Sprint Planning

November 18, 2020
In the 2020 update of the Scrum Guide, the Sprint Planning section has had a very welcome update. Every part of Scrum has a purpose, a reason to why it's included in the framework, and this update made the purpose - raison d'etre - of the Sprint Planning clearer. Let's see how!
Video

Scrum Guide 2020 - Sprint Planning

November 19, 2020
The Sprint Planning has been enriched with a third topic - Why. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the change to the Sprint Planning event in Scrum. (2:24 Minutes)

A Home for Product Goal, Definition of Done, and Sprint Goal

November 19, 2020
In the 2020 Version of the Scrum Guide, the commitments were introduced for each artifact. These then became an element of Scrum; in that they need to be used to gain the maximum value that the Scrum Framework offers. They were always part of a Professional Scrum approach, now there is a clear connection of these commitments to the artifacts. They increase transparency, and the focussed delivery of Value. Each of the commitments now clearly support and sustain an artifact.
Blog Post

Scrum Guide 2020 Update - Role to Accountabilities

November 18, 2020
With the 2020 release of the Scrum Guide, the term role was replaced with accountabilities. The purpose of this change was to place special emphasis that this is not a job description, but the bare minimum set of accountabilities necessary to execute Scrum. The blog describes how these accountabilities are split into 3 groups.
Video

Scrum Guide 2020 - Accountabilities

November 19, 2020
The Scrum Guide 2020 defines Accountabilities within one team, Scrum Team. This video with Professional Scrum Trainer Ralph Jocham explains the Accountabilities. (3:21 Minutes)

Scrum Guide 2020: True Leadership is an Attitude

January 5, 2021
The readers going through this piece more or less know the definition of a Scrum Master. Co-Creators Ken & Jeff, in their Scrum Guide 2020, having introduced exclusively the framework for Scrum, have put it as: “Scrum Masters are true leaders who serve the Scrum Team and the larger organisation.” The article’s objective is introducing the shift in the mindset or attitude. This is a requisite to become a genuine leader, as far as my experience goes. 
Podcast

Scrum.org 2020 Update by the Scrum Facilitators

November 23, 2020
In this podcast Scrum Facilitators from the Netherlands Sjoerd Kranendonk and Jasper Alblas discuss the new Scrum Guide (version 2020) with Scrum Coaches Steve Trapps and Andy Hiles from the UK.

Was ist neu im Scrum Guide 2020 Update? (7 Dinge, die Du unbedingt wissen solltest)

November 18, 2020
Heute, am 18. November 2020, pünktlich zum 25. Geburtstag von Scrum, haben Ken Schwaber und Jeff Sutherland den Scrum Guide aktualisiert.  Um eines gleich vorwegzunehmen: Scrum bleibt Scrum. Ein einfaches Rahmenwerk, welches es Teams ermöglicht, mit der Arbeit an komplexen Problemen zu beginnen. Und der Scrum Guide 2020 ändert daran nichts.  Einige Dinge sind jedoch neu und denen widmen wir uns jetzt.