Downloadable Agile Principles & Scrum Tip Sheet

Are you looking for a one-page summary of Agile values and principles and the Scrum framework? Look no further. We’ve developed this one page summary and hand it out during our agile and scrum training sessions to promote agile learning.

Anthony Mersino
Leadership and Agility
5 min readJul 13, 2020

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Back in June 2017, we released the first version of our Agile and Scrum Tip Sheet as a free download. Since then, we’ve updated it a few times and have improved the look and usability. The most recent version was this one published in April 2020.

When the revised Scrum Guide was published in 2020, I reviewed the Guide but I did not make any changes to our Agile and Scrum Tip Sheet. The 2020 Scrum Guide revisions to me seem to be more about brevity and clarity and I didn’t think they impacted the tip sheet.

Thankfully a vigilant reader reported that the 2020 Scrum Guide changes warranted changes to our tip sheet — otherwise it would be “worthless”. Yikes!

So I went back to the 2020 Scrum Guide and reviewed it with a careful eye. Our tip sheet is not all-inclusive and it was never intended to be. How can you put every relevant detail about agile and Scrum on one page? At best the tip sheet is a one-page summary. But there were definitely some changes that we needed to incorporate. Here are the highlights:

  • Use the term Developers vs. Development Team
  • Scrum Team description is more clear that there is one Product Owner and one Scrum Master
  • Scrum Master description is more clear
  • Added the Sprint as an event
  • Removed Backlog Refinement as an event (it was never technically an event though many people treat it as such)

Contents of the Agile and Scrum Tip Sheet

The revised tip sheet is attached — I hope you find it helpful. It includes the following:

The 4 Agile Values

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:

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