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Employ Minimally Sufficient Ceremony

Plan-driven processes tend to be high-ceremony, document-centric, process-heavy approaches. A side effect of Scrum’s being value-centric is that very little emphasis is put on process-centric ceremonies. I don’t mean to imply that all ceremony is bad. For example, a “ceremony” of going to the pub to socialize and bond every Friday after work would be a good ceremony. I am referring to ceremony that is unnecessary formality. Some might call it “process for the sake of process.” Such ceremony has a cost but adds little or ...


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