Scrum Guide 2020 — One Team, One Product

Going the extra mile to make core concepts of Scrum more clear. A commented overview of the changes in the new Scrum Guide.

Patrick Schönfeld
Serious Scrum

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Big words were used to announce the new version of the Scrum Guide. Now it is finally released. In this story, I want to give an overview of the things that I took note of.

A lot has changed in this version.

Well, many changes aim to make it easier to read and understand. But that’s not all. Funny enough, that the new Scrum Guide is a demonstration of well-known Scrum wisdom. Building a potentially releasable Increment doesn’t equal an obligation to release it. But, the new guide says, delivering more often than once a sprint, is entirely valid. That only as an interesting side finding.

There are however two more significant changes I would like to look at.

One Team and One Product

One Team, Focused on One Product.
Revision history of the Scrum Guide

One team and one product could very well describe the overarching theme of the new Scrum Guide.

The team has always been important for Scrum. But with the changes, there is no longer a team in the team. Instead, the Scrum Team is…

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Patrick Schönfeld
Serious Scrum

Improving the chaos called work - one article at a time. Blogging on Medium and my blog chaosverbesserer.de.