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Originally, the Scrum guide was based on the three pillars of Scrum. Those three pillars are- Transparency, Inspection, and Adaptation. These pillars were ensuring the team to work collaboratively, adapt to the changes and respect each other’s decisions during work.Scrum isn't a strategy. It is a non-repeatable kind of process. Scrum is a framework of standards, roles, and practices. The framework enables individuals and organizations to find out what works best for them. The Scrum processes are specific and stick to the time and context.Along with the processes of Scrum, there come the core Scrum Values upon which the Scrum framework is based. These are:Commitment,Focus,Openness,Respect, andCourageHere is a detailed view of Scrum values, how they guide our work, actions, and behavior with respect to Scrum.1. Commitment:Scrum teams must be committed to progress and willing to have practical objectives and stick to them. This is a team activity where you are a part of a team, and you are accountable to work together and to conform to your commitments.This value can be expressed in three ways-Sprint-based commitment- Sprint reflects the realistic goals and a short time duration to achieve these goals. Thus, the team has to be committed to their tasks in order to achieve the Sprint goals.Commitment as a team- As a team, you need to welcome the changes and represent the adaptability. As a team, you can achieve the project goals in smaller chunks. In case of any issue raised, the team can gather and discuss with each other to come up with a concrete solution to tackle the issue.Commitment as an individual- Being an individual in a team, you should contribute as much as you can to achieve the Sprint goal. This represents your commitment as an individual. As an individual, you can exhibit a commitment to learning, collaboration, following Scrum values, working software, and so on.2. Focus:An iterative-incremental approach and timely delivery in Scrum helps to keep us stay focussed towards the project goal. Once the requirements are clear and the goal is set, the most effective way to attain the goal is to be goal-oriented. This motivates you for delivering faster, better and yield more. By focussing more on a goal, you can avoid resource wastage and deliver on time. This Scrum value leverages lower rate of risks and provides ample time to improve and deliver the needful.3. Openness:The Scrum induction requires transparency and openness. We need to investigate reality with a specific end goal to make sensible adjustments. Team members should be open about their work, progress, what they learned and the issues they are facing. Also, you should be open to working with colleagues, recognizing individuals to be individuals, and not assets, robots or replaceable pieces of hardware.You  should always be open to team up with the stakeholders in terms of orders and abilities. You should be open to work together with team members in any extensive condition. As a team member, you should be open towards sharing a feedback and gaining from each other.4. Respect:As a part of the Scrum team, you should respect colleagues, their decisions, and their experience. As an efficient team member, you should also respect diversity. You should respect your stakeholders by not building anything in which people are not interested. You need to equally respect your users by resolving their problems. As a responsible team member, you need to completely adhere to the Scrum framework and the associated Scrum roles. As a part of the Scrum team, you should respect each other’s skills, knowledge, and insights.    5. Courage:Adaptability to change forms the bedrock of any Scrum project and to accept a change, courage is needed.Scrum is all about taking risks and finding out an optimized solution. The Scrum team is allowed to think of different approaches to workshop the best and most appropriate solutions. In order to implement new things to the project, we need to explain these new ideas to the team.By adopting these 5 Scrum values in the project, eventually, you are making your team follow the basic Scrum tenets. Following these values helps in harmonizing the team so they cooperate with each other to create unique ideas for enhanced results.
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Scrum Values

Originally, the Scrum guide was based on the three pillars of Scrum. Those three pillars are- Transparency, Inspection, and Adaptation. These pillars were ensuring the team to work collaboratively, adapt to the changes and respect each other’s decisions during work.

Scrum Values
Scrum isn't a strategy. It is a non-repeatable kind of process. Scrum is a framework of standards, roles, and practices. The framework enables individuals and organizations to find out what works best for them. The Scrum processes are specific and stick to the time and context.

Along with the processes of Scrum, there come the core Scrum Values upon which the Scrum framework is based. These are:

  • Commitment,
  • Focus,
  • Openness,
  • Respect, and
  • Courage

Here is a detailed view of Scrum values, how they guide our work, actions, and behavior with respect to Scrum.

1. Commitment:

Scrum teams must be committed to progress and willing to have practical objectives and stick to them. This is a team activity where you are a part of a team, and you are accountable to work together and to conform to your commitments.

This value can be expressed in three ways-

  • Sprint-based commitment- Sprint reflects the realistic goals and a short time duration to achieve these goals. Thus, the team has to be committed to their tasks in order to achieve the Sprint goals.
  • Commitment as a team- As a team, you need to welcome the changes and represent the adaptability. As a team, you can achieve the project goals in smaller chunks. In case of any issue raised, the team can gather and discuss with each other to come up with a concrete solution to tackle the issue.
  • Commitment as an individual- Being an individual in a team, you should contribute as much as you can to achieve the Sprint goal. This represents your commitment as an individual. As an individual, you can exhibit a commitment to learning, collaboration, following Scrum values, working software, and so on.

2. Focus:

An iterative-incremental approach and timely delivery in Scrum helps to keep us stay focussed towards the project goal. Once the requirements are clear and the goal is set, the most effective way to attain the goal is to be goal-oriented. This motivates you for delivering faster, better and yield more. By focussing more on a goal, you can avoid resource wastage and deliver on time. This Scrum value leverages lower rate of risks and provides ample time to improve and deliver the needful.

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3. Openness:

The Scrum induction requires transparency and openness. We need to investigate reality with a specific end goal to make sensible adjustments. Team members should be open about their work, progress, what they learned and the issues they are facing. Also, you should be open to working with colleagues, recognizing individuals to be individuals, and not assets, robots or replaceable pieces of hardware.

You  should always be open to team up with the stakeholders in terms of orders and abilities. You should be open to work together with team members in any extensive condition. As a team member, you should be open towards sharing a feedback and gaining from each other.

4. Respect:

As a part of the Scrum team, you should respect colleagues, their decisions, and their experience. As an efficient team member, you should also respect diversity. You should respect your stakeholders by not building anything in which people are not interested. You need to equally respect your users by resolving their problems. As a responsible team member, you need to completely adhere to the Scrum framework and the associated Scrum roles. As a part of the Scrum team, you should respect each other’s skills, knowledge, and insights.    

5. Courage:

Adaptability to change forms the bedrock of any Scrum project and to accept a change, courage is needed.

Scrum is all about taking risks and finding out an optimized solution. The Scrum team is allowed to think of different approaches to workshop the best and most appropriate solutions. In order to implement new things to the project, we need to explain these new ideas to the team.

By adopting these 5 Scrum values in the project, eventually, you are making your team follow the basic Scrum tenets. Following these values helps in harmonizing the team so they cooperate with each other to create unique ideas for enhanced results.

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