When I created the first version in 2012, I never suspected such a success. After a few years of practice in agile coaching and the resulting deeper understanding of the Scrum framework, I decided to update the slides with the latest changes from the official guide. I also decided to focus on some of the things that are not well understood in the many Scrum implementations I’ve had to observe.

First, Scrum is not always adapted to the environment that wants to implement it. Prior work on mentalities must be done. I specified that the Scrum Master was responsible for leading the entire organization towards that. The role of the Scrum Master is also in my experience, the most misunderstood element in the framework. Its related slide has been updated to allow you to explain what exactly a Scrum Master is doing on a daily basis.

Then, I also noted that important steps in the Scrum process were deliberately forgotten, often for lack of understanding of their usefulness. I added the notion of visibility and transparency of the backlog on the slide of the Product Owner but also the fact that the Definiton of Done could be the result of a reflection at the level of the entire organization. The slide on the Sprint Planning was already very clear about the usefulness of the Sprint Goal, but the importance of the latter is put more in the slide of the Daily Scrum which is undoubtedly one of the most important Scrum event but usually badly conducted by the team.

Finally, I made some minor corrections, for example in the elements related to the Development Team, the practice of Backlog Refinement which should not exceed 10% of the team’s time during a sprint or what is a Product Owner.

This should now allow you to address the most important elements of Scrum fairly quickly. If you have comments about the content or if you notice an error on one slide or the other, do not hesitate to let me know.

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