There's some discussion regarding the way Scrum is depicted in books and articles. Although the difficult part about agile work should not be about a process image, I have to agree that I too found the pictures lacking somewhat in focus, always tending to convey the notion that stuff just went through the loops once. As air in a trombone.
There's some discussion regarding the way Scrum is depicted in books and articles.
- There's the cycle of producing useful things ("Do" and "Release") and pausing for a moment to ponder how things are going, and ("Adjust") the work methods and environment to remove impediments for efficient work. I have given these aspects of the cycle equal weight in the image, to show how constant adjustment is an important part of Scrum.
- There's the daily/frequent synchronization of work, planning and prognoses ("Synchronize")
- The cycle itself causes a pull of useful things from the backlog, the flow being controlled and planned by the team ("Plan") and prioritized by the product owner ("Prioritize")