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SCRUM Book Of Knowledge (SBOK™)


Why use SBOK™ Guide?


In recent years, it has become evident that organizations that use Scrum as their preferred project delivery framework consistently deliver very high Returns on Investment. The focus of Scrum on value-driven delivery helps Scrum Teams deliver results as early in the project as possible. Moreover, managing changes is easy through the use of short, iterative product development cycles and through frequent interaction between the customers and the Scrum Teams.


The SBOK™ Guide was developed as a means to create a necessary guide for organizations and professionals who want to implement Scrum, as well as those already doing so who want to make needed improvements to their existing processes. It is based on experience drawn from thousands of projects across a variety of organizations and industries. The contributions of many Scrum experts and project management practitioners have been considered in its development.


The SBOK™ Guide can be used as a reference and knowledge guide by both experienced Scrum and other product and service development practitioners, as well as by individuals with no prior experience or knowledge of Scrum or other project delivery methodology.



​A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™) provides guidelines for the successful implementation of Scrum—the most popular Agile project management and product development methodology. It provides a comprehensive framework that includes the principles, aspects, and processes of Scrum.


Scrum, as defined in the SBOK™, is applicable to the following:        

  • Portfolios, programs, and/or projects in any industry
  • Products, services, or any other results to be delivered to stakeholders        
  • Projects of any size or complexity


The term 'product' in this Body of Knowledge may refer to a product, service, or other deliverable. Scrum can be applied effectively to any project in any industry—from small projects or teams with as few as six team members to large, complex projects with up to several hundred team members. This first chapter describes the purpose and framework of the SBOK™ Guide and provides an
introduction to the key concepts of Scrum. It contains a summary of Scrum principles, Scrum aspects, and Scrum processes.


The following sections are covered in this chapter.        

  • Overview of Scrum        
  • Why Use Scrum?        
  • Purpose of the SBOK™ Guide        
  • Framework of the SBOK™ Guide        
  • Scrum vs. Traditional Project Management