12 April 2024

The Scrum framework : Artifacts

The Scrum Framework :

  • The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated events, artifacts, rules and accountabilities as defined in the Scrum Guide.

Scrum Artifacts purpose :

  • Scrum’s artifacts represent work or value.
    • They are designed to maximize transparency of key information.
    • Thus, everyone inspecting them has the same basis for adaptation.

Scrum Artifacts :

Scrum Artifacts commitments :

  • Each artifact contains a commitment to ensure it provides information that enhances transparency and focus against which progress can be measured:
    • For the Product Backlog it is the Product Goal.
    • For the Sprint Backlog it is the Sprint Goal.
    • For the Increment it is the Definition of Done.
  • These commitments exist to reinforce empiricism and the Scrum values for the Scrum Team and their Stakeholders.

Product Backlog

  • The Product Backlog is an emergent, ordered list of what is needed to improve the Product.
  • It is the single source of work undertaken by the Scrum Team.

Sprint Backlog

  • The Sprint Backlog is composed of the Sprint Goal (why), the set of Product Backlog items selected for the Sprint (what), as well as an actionable plan for delivering the Increment (how).


  • An Increment is a concrete stepping stone toward the Product Goal.
    • Each Increment is additive to all prior Increments and thoroughly verified, ensuring that all Increments work together.
    • In order to provide value, the Increment must be usable.

More informations for the Scrum PSD certification here.

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