A side-by-side comparison of The Scrum Guide 2020 and The Scrum Guide 2017.

On November 18, 2020 the co-creators of Scrum, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, published an update of the Scrum Guide. With the Scrum Guide 2020, the authors aim to “bring Scrum back to being a minimally sufficient framework by removing or softening prescriptive language”[1].

To help you see and understand these changes, we created a side-by-side comparison of the Scrum Guide 2020 and the Scrum Guide 2017.

This information was compiled by Johannes Geske who is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) at Scrum.org and an agile coach based in Duesseldorf, Germany. His journey in Scrum began in 2005. Johannes is a Scrum Trainer at Amazing Outcomes where he teaches and coaches Scrum to help teams and organizations to deliver greater value to their customers. …


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