What is the Scrum Guide?
The scrum guide outlines the roles, responsibilities, framework and tasks involved in Scrum. It was produced by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland who continue to curate and maintain it via the Scrum Alliance.
It is a necessary requirement to read the scrum guide before embarking on one of the accreditation Scrum courses offered by the Scrum Alliance. Be aware there are many companies offering to help you achieve accreditation at a price of around £1000 but I would recommend a Udemy course, such as Scrum Product Owner Certification or Scrum Master Certification, and then simply go direct to Scrum.org and pay between £180-£200 to gain your certification. You can save a lot of money this way as I discovered.
Scrum.org also provides FREE tools and open assessments which you can utilise before you consider paying for a full certification course.
So what does the Scrum Guide cover?
The Scrum Guide outlines the following:
- Uses of Scrum
- Scrum Theory
- Scrum Values
- Scrum Roles
- Scrum Events
- Scrum Artifacts, such as the Product & Sprint Backlogs
- The Definition of “Done”
Since the beginning, Scrum has been used for managing and developing products and not simply software. It is best used for solving complex problems including technology, hardware, networks, vehicles, schools, government, marketing, product design as well as applications.
Scrum is a very versatile, flexible and adaptative methodology, which supports small teams of people who wish to tackle any manner of problem.
To get a copy of the Scrum Guide PDF follow the link.