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Definition of Empiricism

Empiricism is an approach where decisions are made based on what is known (actual observations) and knowledge arises from experience. Scrum is based, among other things, on empiricism and therefore recognizes three empirical Scrum pillars:

  1. Transparancy
  2. Inspection
  3. Adaptation

The way Scrum puts these pillars into practice is through the four formal events in the Sprint:

With these events you apply an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and control risks. The Scrum pillars and the formal events in the Sprint emphasize the importance of Empiricism within Scrum.

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