Lance Dacy, a certified Scrum Master and Product Owner based in Dallas, TX, (DFW Scrum Alliance) has been a great mentor for us in implementing Scrum. He recently shared the following with us regarding a summary of The Framework:
"Scrum uses the real-world progress of a project — not a best guess or uninformed forecast — to plan and schedule releases. In Scrum, projects are divided into succinct work cadences, known as sprints, which are typically one week, two weeks, or three weeks in duration. At the end of each sprint, stakeholders and team members meet to assess the progress of a project and plan its next steps. This allows a project’s direction to be adjusted or reoriented based on completed work, not speculation or predictions.
Philosophically, this emphasis on an ongoing assessment of completed work is largely responsible for its popularity with managers and developers alike. But what allows the Scrum methodology to really work is a set of roles, responsibilities, and meetings that never change. If Scrum’s capacity for adaption and flexibility makes it an appealing option, the stability of its practices give teams something to lean on when development gets chaotic."
Also, there has been a video that has gone "viral" in the Scrum-world recently, that does a great job demonstrating the Scrum concepts in 8 minutes (be sure to click on the "HD" button on the bottom right side of the screen for better visibility), please click below for the video:Scrum in 8 Minutes at YouTube