After coaching global Scrum Teams, Agile projects, and product development in all situations across Europe, Russia, and the Silicon Valley, I faced one challenge: how to present Scrum on one page in a way that could be used as a quick reference and handy guide in presentations and in Agile Team rooms.
I wanted not only an illustration of the framework but an illustration that could be used as a quick reference for practicing teams, one that could tell a story and give the Scrum definition, values, and artifacts. A picture is worth a thousand words — if it is sharp, clear, and depicts a rich and comprehensive view. Using pictures, diagrams, and charts draws attention, provokes thinking, and keeps the audience focused.
A single-slide training is now the trend, and so is having a one-sheet reference present in the team’s workplace. (Browsing through many slides distracts attention and makes it difficult to connect types of information and concepts spread across slides.) For this reason, I developed this Scrum framework poster, which can be used either as a wall poster or as a presentation slide.
The Scrum Guide
does a terrific job at presenting concepts, but it is not a poster that you can post in Agile rooms. And the Scrum Alliance one-sheet chart “The Scrum Framework in 30 Seconds
” is a great quick reference that in fact can be used in both the ways I mention above. Building on the success of this chart, the poster I am experimenting with encapsulates much greater knowledge and diagrammatically illustrates roles, processes, ceremonies, artifacts, metrics, and tools. This self-contained poster can be used for Scrum training or can act as a quick reference sheet for Scrum teams.
I aimed for a Scrum framework illustration that is comprehensive yet concise, not crowded with information yet containing the essentials. I ask you to look at it with these thoughts I mind. I would appreciate any constructive feedback in the Comments section. You can view the poster here: ScrumFramework20170615.pdf
My idea is that a poster like this could be part of the Agile transformation of organizations as teams get on board.