Changes to the Scrum Guide at a glance
The changes affect the
- Planning | Sprint Backlog,
- Product Backlog,
- Scrum Team.
The main changes
In the Sprint Planning, there are now three topics to focus one:
- Why is the Sprint valuable?
- How will the chosen work get done?
- What can be done?
The Sprint Goal now has a “home”. The Sprint Backlog includes a commitment to the Sprint Goal.
Within a Sprint the Scrum Team can create multiple increments. Here the commitment is the Definition of Done.
New is the Product Goal. It is the long-term objective for the Scrum Team. In the Product Backlog, the Product Goal is the commitment.
The Scrum Team is one team. The idea of a sub-team “Development Team” has been removed. Accountabilities replace the term roles. The Scrum Team is self-managing.