Scrum is a team-based approach to delivering value to the business. Team members work together to achieve a shared business goal. The Scrum framework promotes effective interaction between team members so the team delivers value to the business.
Once the team gets a business goal, it:
- Figures out how to do the work
- Does the work
- Identifies what’s getting in its way
- Takes responsibility to resolve all the difficulties within its scope
- Works with other parts of the organization to resolve concerns outside their control
This focus on team responsibility in Scrum is critical.
All work performed in Scrum needs a set of values as the foundation for the team’s processes and interactions. And by embracing these five values, the team makes them even more instrumental to its health and success.
Because we focus on only a few things at a time, we work well together and produce excellent work. We deliver valuable items sooner.
Because we work as a team, we feel supported and have more resources at our disposal. This gives us the courage to undertake greater challenges.
As we work together, we express how we’re doing, what’s in our way, and our concerns so they can be addressed.
Because we have great control over our own destiny, we are more committed to success.
As we work together, sharing successes and failures, we come to respect each other and to help each other become worthy of respect.
As an organization applies Scrum it discovers its benefits. At the same time, it sees how these values inherently contribute to the success of Scrum and understands why they are both needed, and bolstered, by Scrum.