The five Scrum Values finally got re-introduced into the Scrum Guide (version 2016, released in July by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland).
The addition of the five Scrum Values was the only update to the 2013 version; you can read the specific revision updates here.
And. Scrum is meaningless without trust.
Trust is implicit within the five Scrum Values. While the word trust is not one of the five Scrum Values, it is mentioned in the Scrum Guide:
When the values of commitment, courage, focus, openness and respect are embodied and lived by the Scrum Team, the Scrum pillars of transparency, inspection, and adaptation come to life and builds trust for everyone.
Scrum Values: + Trust
While the five Scrum Values: Focus, Openness, Respect, Commitment, and Courage are very important — and I am happy they are back in the Scrum Guide again — this whole idea of Implementing Scrum in the real world is absolutely meaningless without trust.
Use the five Scrum Values to build the trust for everyone.
Your probability of of Implementing Scrum successfully in the real world (where we all live and breathe) goes up exponentially when you (and the team and your entire organization) really wrap your heads around these five Scrum Values
And trust gets built over time.
Scrum Values: So What?
If you just read the Scrum Guide as a textbook (well… 17 pages of text) and forget about the very important five Scrum Values you will not succeed.
Look at the past 10+ years of postings (from this site alone) and you’ll see many of the dysfunctions of people NOT working together to Focus and #deliver come from forgetting about one — or more — of the five Scrum Values.
Scrum Values: Now What?
Get back to the basics with your team (or if you are starting scrum with a new team get started talking about these five Scrum Values!).
Use your next Sprint Retrospective as a time to reflect on them and come “back to center” of what these five Scrum Values really mean to you, your team, and your organization.
Don’t forget about trust. Build that using the five Scrum Values of Focus, Openness, Respect, Commitment, and Courage.
Contact me if you need any assistance with these conversations.
Scrum Guide (2016): Audio Book
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Trust is being extended to you from me!
: BONUS :
Hey you read this far (thank you!)…. you can actually listen the audio clip (it’s about 1 minute) of just the five Scrum Values here.