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Unleashing your Teams Success in 2023: The Five Scrum Values

Unleashing your Teams Success in 2023: The Five Scrum Values

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What are the Scrum Principles?

The five Scrum Values, the Empirical Process Control, and the incremental, iterative development together form the Scrum Principles.

What are the five Scrum Values?

In the Scrum Framework, the Scrum Teams' success depends on five values: Commitment, Courage, Openness, Respect, and Focus.


"The Scrum Team commits to achieving its goals and to supporting each other." - The Scrum Guide

Commitment in a Scrum Team means that a team works as a unit together to complete their work. They do their absolute best to achieve the Sprint Goal and Product Goal.

Commitment is not a promise to deliver something. It means the Scrum Team members do their absolute best to complete their work.


"Their primary focus is on the work of the Sprint to make the best possible progress toward these goals."- The Scrum Guide

Focus means that the Scrum Team is not disturbed during the Sprint when they've planned their work. It means that the Sprint Goal that is created during the Sprint Planning meeting does not change during the Sprint.

The entire Scrum Team focuses on what they need to complete.


"The Scrum Team and its stakeholders are open about the work and the challenges." - The Scrum Guide

Openness is, in my opinion, the most important scrum value. Openness means that the Scrum Team members are open about their work. A good team member is honest and transparent about their work toward other team members.


"Scrum Team members respect each other to be capable, independent people, and are respected as such by the people with whom they work." - The Scrum Guide

Scrum Team members show respect to each other, the Product Owner, the Scrum Master, and the Stakeholders. Scrum Teams know that their strength is in how well they collaborate. Each team member makes a contribution to the team by completing the work required to achieve the Sprint Goal.

Scrum Team members respect each other. They allow you to have a bad day once in a while, respect others' ideas, and recognize each other's accomplishments.


"The Scrum Team members have the courage to do the right thing, to work on tough problems." - The Scrum Guide

In Scrum Teams, courage is an important aspect of how they grow. A Scrum Team is not scared to experiment with new ways of working. Scrum Teams are also not scared to say no or ask for help.

The Scrum Team is brave enough to question the status quo.


The five Scrum Values - Commitment, Courage, Openness, Respect, and Focus - are the secret sauce that fuels the success of Scrum Teams in the Scrum Methodology.

They create a recipe for collaboration, innovation, and unstoppable progress.

By embracing these values, Scrum Teams unlock a world of possibilities where challenges are faced head-on, transparency is a guiding light, and each member is celebrated for their unique contributions.

So, let these values be your compass, guiding you towards a Scrum journey filled with excitement, growth, and triumphant achievements. Embrace them, and watch your team soar to new heights!

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