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The Scrum Guide is a community website, created and maintained by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. Via this User Voice forum, you may propose changes to the website, the Scrum Guide itself, or engage in discussion about suggestions others have made. This User Voice is read and supported by the Scrum Guide creators.

Periodic reviews of these suggestions inform the product backlog for the Scrum Guide, but final decisions on changes and functionality are Ken and Jeff's.

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User Voice is in read-only mode while Jeff and Ken create the next release, based on your suggestions in the User Voice, input from the overall Scrum community, and to meet advanced applications of Scrum that are either being made or have been requested.


  1. Clarify whether the ScrumMaster is active in development or not

    Conflicting opinions have been expressed (both in our team and in Scrum Alliance articles) as to whether the ScrumMaster is also active in development (e.g. in writing code). It would be useful to have a clear answer (yes, no, unspecified) so that we can stop discussing what Scrum is and get down to whether it is true-Scrum that we want or something resembling it.

    https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/articles/2013/february/the-case-for-a-technical-scrummaster

    https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/articles/2013/december/playing-the-scrummaster-role

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  3. Add Agile Manifesto and Explain definition of Done more clearly in the last part of scrum guide

    Add Agile Manifesto and Explain definition of Done more clearly in the last part of scrum guide.

    Add situation based example. like the one we have in the last part of the Management Plaza Guide

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  4. Sentence in Scrum Guide requires multiple increments for each Sprint

    "The purpose of each Sprint is to deliver Increments of potentially releasable functionality that adhere to the Scrum Team’s current definition of “Done.” "

    Suggest instead:
    "The purpose of each Sprint is to deliver **one or more** Increments of potentially releasable functionality that adhere to the Scrum Team’s current definition of “Done.”

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  5. Add below brief video as an introduction

    We tend to read less and watch more movies instead.
    With that in mind I created this video which you could consider adding as an alternative or first introduction.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tr7ODpD8f8o

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  6. Include an easy signup for people to get notifications when the Scrum Guide changes

    I had someone in a Scrum class ask me if there was a way for her to get notifications of when the Scrum Guide changes. I thought it was an interesting idea for consideration.

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  7. Provide more open assesments as free of cost

    Please provide E- tutorials and open assessments as free of cost . Because people with lot of scum knowledge hungry , but not have enough money to learn can benefit

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  8. Documentation in Scrum

    What all documentation can be done as part of Scrum? Like Design documentation, Requirement design documents..

    We must have a some guidance from Scrum Guide on this.

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  9. Using Scrum for data mining/analytics projects

    It would be extremely useful to post some tips on how to successfully implement Scrum on data mining/analytics projects, particularly for those that follow a data mining framework like CRISP-DM.

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  10. clarify the "Scrum Master Service to the Product Owner" section

    It is not clear who the "target" of individual activities is in this section ("service to the development team" is much clearer). For example, should the SM or the PM understand product planning in an empirical environment. Should "helping the Scrum Team understand the need for clear and concise product backlog items" read "helping the Product Owner understand..."?

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  11. Hindi translation of Scrum Guide

    I am doing Hindi translation of Scrum Guide. What is the process to make it avialble on scrumguide.org

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  12. Move "Each increment is additive" from "Definition of Done" to "Increment"

    The section "Definition of Done" includes the following paragraph:

    "Each Increment is additive to all prior Increments and thoroughly tested, ensuring that all Increments work together."

    Looking at the text preceding and following it, this paragraph looks a bit out of place. Also, unlike the other bits related to the Increment in this section, it does not refer to "Done" at all.

    I propose moving it to the "Increment" section because it is part of the definition of what an Increment is.

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  13. Tighten up "Helping the Development Team to create high-value products;"

    "Helping the Development Team to create high-value products;" is a phrase ascribed as a task for the SM. It seems a bit vague in it's context. If what you mean is that the SM does this when he encourages and teaches all the Scrum rules, then I understand. But in it's current context it seems like another action to perform but an action that isn't really defined.

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  14. Add opportunity enabler verbiage to last question of Daily Standup

    Add this verbiage to the last question of the Daily Standup: "..., or see any opportunity enablers that if implemented can improve team performance to meet the Sprint Goal"

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  15. Build a RACI (or RASCI) for Scrum - as a snapshot in an appendix of the Scrum Guide?

    Do you see any value in a one-page RACI addition to the Scrum Guide?

    I've been learning all about Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), and proposed the need for a RACI. It was actually on their list for 4.0 considerations, which was nice to know. SAFe has additional roles and teams identified at the program and portfolio levels.

    Also, I had weeks of agile-based training thru ThoughtWorks back in 2010, and their training materials had so many responsibilities embedded throughout that I saw value in creating my own RACI.

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  16. revise one word in the Sprint Planning section

    I see what I believe as an incorrect word in the Topic One subsection of Sprint Planning. The last sentence has "The Sprint Goal is an objective that will be met within the Sprint through the implementation of the PRODUCT Backlog", when PRODUCT should be SPRINT. Agree or disagree?

    6 votes
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  17. Change the short definition of Scrum in the guide to tell the reader what Scrum is, not its benefits

    The beginning of the guide currently reads "Scrum is a framework within which people can address complex adaptive problems, while productively and creatively delivering products of the highest possible value."

    This tells me the benefits of Scrum, not what Scrum is, and thus is less meaningful. I would propose changing it to:

    "Scrum is a framework where products are developed by a self-organizing team, in multiple fixed-length sprints, in full collaboration with a product owner, using Agile values and principles throughout."

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  19. Scrum process diagram

    SCRUM PROCESS DIAGRAM: There is a version of the scrum guide converted to a process diagram in http://www.processon.com . Access is free! Discover and enjoy!

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  20. Clarify relation between Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog

    "All incomplete Product Backlog Items are re-estimated and put back on the Product Backlog."
    How can you put a Product Backlog Item "back" on the Product Backlog? By definition it is already on the Product Backlog.
    My interpretation: They are put back from the Sprint Backlog to the Product Backlog. This would mean these sets are disjoint.
    Which seems unlogical, because per definition the product backlog consists of all things that "constitute the changes to be made to the product in future releases" which includes the Sprint Backlog.

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