Scrum Papers Archive

Scrum Papers Archive

This is an archive of some of the most significant papers published about Scrum.

Scrum is an Agile framework for completing complex work. It was originally created for software development, but it works well for any form of complex work.

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The New New Product Development Game – Hirotaka Takeuchi and Ikujiro Nonaka. The paper that inspired Jeff Sutherland to create Scrum.

SCRUM Development Process – Ken Schwaber. The paper presented at OOPSLA in 1995 that started it all. It was referred to as SCRUM at this point but is correctly written as Scrum.

Scrum Methodology – Ken Schwaber. The Scrum Methodology document that Ken Schwaber created before deciding Scrum should be a framework.

Scrum Guide 2010. The first one!

Scrum Guide 2011 – July

Scrum Guide 2011 – October

Scrum Guide 2013

Scrum Guide 2016

Scrum Guide 2017

Scrum Guide 2020

Evidence-Based Management Guide 2015

Evidence-Based Management Guide 2018

Evidence-Based Management Guide 2020

Evidence-Based Management Guide 2024

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