Scrum Values

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I just did a great retrospective today where we ranked each of the scrum values into two categories, what we did well and what needed improvement. For each of the values we also commented on how or why we put the value into that category. It opened the team to some really good discussions so I thought I would share the idea and the values.

Courage – saying and doing the right thing and agreeing to work on tough problems

Respect – team members view each other to be capable independent people and encourage each others’ unique ideas and points of views

Commitment – each member in the team commits to achieving the goals for the sprint, project or team

Focus –  drilling into the work of the sprint, achieving the sprint goal and completing your assigned tickets within the sprint

Openness – clear about our work and the challenges with performing the work, able to ask for help and share what’s going on in the sprint

Website Optimization & Usability Tools

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