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Mastering Professional Scrum: Coaches' Notes for Busting Myths, Solving Challenges, and Growing Agility, First Edition by Simon Reindl, Stephanie Ockerman

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Appendix B. Common Misconceptions About Scrum

Misconceptions

Scrum Is a Methodology or a Governance Process

“A methodology is a body of methods, rules, and postulates employed by a discipline. It is a particular procedure or set of procedures.”1 A methodology does not work in a complex and unpredictable domain because it relies on rules. In complex domains, teams must use an empirical approach to deliver value or solve problems. They must be able to determine their own processes and techniques and adapt them as they learn more through doing the work.

1 Merriam-Webster

Scrum is a process framework that provides minimal boundaries which enable self-organization while limiting risk. Everyone’s implementation of Scrum will look different because ...

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