Scrum Rules

Recently in my ScrumMaster Certification courses, I have been ending the course with a list of the rules of Scrum. This list of rules is based on my understanding and practice and may not be 100% the same as that found in the Scrum books or in other Scrum practitioners’ models. Nevertheless, I just recently checked it against some other online reference material and it seems like a reasonable list of rules. I am interested in any feedback or variations or disagreements…
[Updated: 20070922]

Without further ado, here they are, categorized into Required Rules, Basic Rules and Optional Rules, plus a downloadable PDF version.

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Talking Chair Technique

This is cool… my friend and co-worker Deborah Hartmann pointed me to this Talking Chair technique for organizing discussions in an Open Space environment.


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