[2020 UPDATE] Downloadable Agile Principles & Scrum Tip Sheet

[2020 UPDATE] Downloadable Agile Principles & Scrum Tip Sheet

Are you looking for a one-page summary of Agile values and principles and the Scrum framework? Look no further. We’ve developed this one page summary and hand it out during our agile and scrum training sessions to promote agile learning.

Download this handy, beautiful and print-ready PDF. The document contains the 4 Agile Values, 12 Agile Principles and a quick summary of the Scrum Roles and Events from the Scrum Framework. Teams that are new to Agile and Scrum have found this one pager helpful as a reference to improve how they work together.

The 4 Agile Values

We are uncovering better ways of developing software by doing it and helping others do it. Through this work we have come to value:

Individuals and interactions over processes and tools

Working software over comprehensive documentation

Customer collaboration over contract negotiation

Responding to change over following a plan

That is, while there is value in the items on the right, we value the items on the left more.

The 12 Agile Principles

While the Agile Values are great, we feel like the Agile Principles are where the rubber hits the road, so to speak. We actually encourage our training classes to commit the Agile Principles to memory as well as to use them to guide their thinking and behavior.

  1. Our highest priority is to satisfy the customer through early and continuous delivery of valuable software.
  2. Welcome changing requirements, even late in development. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.
  3. Deliver working software frequently, from a couple of weeks to a couple of months, with a preference to the shorter timescale.
  4. Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.
  5. Build projects around motivated individuals. Give them the environment and support they need,  and trust them to get the job done.
  6. The most efficient and effective method of conveying information to and within a development team is face-to-face conversation.
  7. Working software is the primary measure of progress.
  8. Agile processes promote sustainable development. The sponsors, developers, and users should be able to maintain a constant pace indefinitely.
  9. Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
  10. Simplicity–the art of maximizing the amount of work not done–is essential.
  11. The best architectures, requirements, and designs emerge from self-organizing teams.
  12. At regular intervals, the team reflects on how to become more effective, then tunes and adjusts its behavior accordingly.

Summary of the Events in the Scrum Framework

  • Sprint Planning – Generally two parts or topics. Part one is the focus on WHAT the Product Owner wants the team to work on. Part two is for the team to determine how to get the work done.
  • Daily Scrum – The Daily Scrum is a short meeting for the Development Team to synch their efforts, assess progress toward their sprint goal, and plan for the day ahead.
  • Backlog Refinement – Product backlog refinement is a Scrum Team activity where the Development Team works with the Product Owner and Stakeholders to refine future backlog items and get them ready for a future sprint.
  • Sprint Review – The Sprint Review is an inspection of the output of the sprint. It allows the team to demonstrate their progress, showcase the product and get feedback.
  • Sprint Retrospective – The Retrospective is an event where the Development Team meets to discuss how to improve their process to make it more effective and enjoyable.

Download Your Agile Principles and Scrum Cheat Sheet Now

You can download your copy of this the Agile Principles and Scrum Cheat Sheet here. Please let us know if you find it helpful.

If you like this, you might also find the links on our Agile Coaching Resources page helpful. We’ve created a concise index to all our posts related to Scrum Mastering and Agile Coaching.

Agile and Scrum Tip Sheet from Vitality Chicago Inc April 2020

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Vicki Hudson

    This tip sheet is very
    This tip sheet is very helpful. Is there anyway to order copies?

  2. Anthony Mersino

    Hi Vicky, no need to order
    Hi Vicky, no need to order copies. You can download the PDF and print and use as much as you like. Great to hear from you!

  3. samuel anjoh

    Wonderful write-ups on agility…your articles are snap chat of key resources! Good job

    1. Anthony Mersino

      Thank you Samuel!

  4. Prateek

    Excellent content!
    I want to subscribe to more than a checklist, how to do that?

    1. Anthony Mersino

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