Full resolution copies are available at the bottom of this post
Several months ago I was teaching Scrum to someone and tried finding a good, simple Scrum diagram to aid in the conversation. There were many diagrams available, but they all seemed to have at least one of these problems:
- Couldn’t be easily reproduced on a whiteboard
- Didn’t accurately represent Scrum’s three roles, five events, and three artifacts according to the latest version of the Scrum Guide
- Not free to use
So I sat down at my desk and thought through how I would explain Scrum to someone. As that conversation played itself out in my head, I drew out the parts of Scrum as they were discussed while trying to avoid the problems mentioned above. Then I drew it on a whiteboard and took some pictures:
Although it was still ugly, it represented just the basics of Scrum and helped out when I taught Scrum. I used that sequence of Scrum pictures a few times, but nothing else happened with it until Erik Weber asked if he could send it to a graphics designer. The result we got back from the designer was usable, but we wanted to make some more tweaks to it so I took the new graphic, redrew it from the ground up using Pixelmator, and made some modifications.
The Scrum Diagram
This diagram is accurate according to the July 2016 version of the Scrum Guide and free to use distribute so long as it is attributed to my website and it is used in the context of accurately portraying Scrum as described in the Scrum Guide. Any uses without attribution must first obtain permission from me.
Any changes that I make in the future will be indicated by an incremented version number.
Full resolution copies (3000x2250px) are available below (click them to view the full resolution). Please contact me if you would like the full sequence shown in the GIF or if you would like the original Pixelmator file to edit.
Diagram with Arrows
Diagram without Arrows or DoD
Got an idea for an improvement to the diagram? Leave a comment or Tweet at me.