During the Scrum Guide refresh of 2016, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the co-founders of Scrum, were interviewed about the importance of Scrum values. During the discussion on Commitment, Sutherland said, “I wouldn’t say it’s commitment to Scrum itself. It’s commitment to being better people, better teams, better companies . . . It’s about commitment to life; it’s a bigger thing than Scrum or the Scrum guide.” Schwaber followed up by discussing a deeper fulfillment in our entire lives, which Sutherland said is his “hope always for Scrum teams – that people could make a great contribution to life, to work, to their families, with whatever they are doing.”
Bigger than Scrum or the Scrum Guide? Commitment to life? What’s going on here?
In this interactive session, we’ll examine what it means to look at Scrum as a calling and what it would look like to extend the Scrum values of Commitment, Courage, Focus, Openness, and Respect to all the areas of our life. We’ll “get fierce” in asking ourselves powerful questions about who our stakeholders are within four categories of our lives – Personal (mind, body, spirit), Professional, Community, and Family - and what it means for us to fully engage with these values holistically and authentically.