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Scrum Guide

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What is the Scrum Guide?

The Scrum Guide is written by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the creators of Scrum. This guide lays the foundation for anyone who wants to apply Scrum in their work. The guide describes the Scrum framework and can be downloaded from

“Rules of the game”

It is important to know that the guide is not a manual or blueprint. The subtitle of the document is “The Rules of the Game” for a reason. Therefore, the guide does not provide detailed instructions but guides people in their relationships and interactions. This also fits well with the idea that a Scrum Team is self-managing.

Translated into 30 languages

The guide is regularly updated to reflect new insights. The latest version is from 2020. Furthermore, the guide has been translated into more than 30 languages. This makes it easier for people around the world to learn and use Scrum. The availability of the guide in so many languages also reflects the adoption and importance of Scrum in various industries and fields.

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