Thursday, February 10, 2011

Scrum Diagram RFC

I am working on a book chapter on the Morgan's Raid project, and I suspect that a visual representation of Scrum will be of value in explaining how it works. Specifically, I desire an information graphic that illustrates how we specifically have implemented Scrum. The diagram in The Scrum Primer is good but probably overly complex for the intended audience of my work. The CC-licensed one on Wikipedia is too general.

Here is my sketch (CC BY-NC-SA):

Grey boxes represent artifacts and data transformations. Blue boxes are meetings, and blue paths are "human paths". In a sense, I am trying to overlap a data flow diagram with a control flow diagram.

I welcome comments. I'll need to have something finalized within a week, and I'll plan on sharing the final result here, along with a summary of comments if they're received by email instead of posted.

UPDATE: Based on some of the comments, I made this alternative (also CC BY-NC-SA) that shows the data path from the Executable Release (nee Potentially Shippable Product) to the Sprint Review.


  1. Hi,
    I like this minimal representation. I´ve developed one by myself, but it much more complex
    Just wondering if the P.S.P. should not be the input of the Review.
    Are you going to C.C. this image? Can we use it?

  2. I had thought about showing an arrow from the PSP to the Review. I guess that would be a grey arrow, since it's a data flow? I'll try it out and see what I end up with.

    This sketch is CC BY-NC-SA, so feel free to use it under those terms.

  3. congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.

    Scrum Process