The House of Scrum
A good way to visualize Scrum is as a house. A house needs a foundation, and for Scrum, the foundation is empiricism. The pillars that support the house are Adaptation, Inspection, and Transparency. The walls are constructed with bricks, which are made of the Scrum values. We can visualize this like so:
As with any other house, if the foundation is taken away, the house will collapse. If the pillars crumble, the roof will fall in. If the walls are damaged, the house will be exposed to the elements. The preceding metaphor helps us visualize the theoretical underpinning of Scrum, as well as the importance of making Scrum a whole and usable process framework.