In this chapter, we described the empirical foundation of Scrum, its underlying pillars, and the Scrum values. We also explained how these principles and values come together to form a solid process framework.
You should know by now why empiricism is an ideal approach for software development, what the pillars of empiricism are, what the Scrum values mean, and how they can be practiced in everyday life.
We learned about empiricism, which is a fitting way of approaching software development. In fact, an empirical approach of observation and experimentation underpins the scientific method that has provided our civilization with the quality of life and technological advances we now enjoy. Similarly, the pillars of empiricism (Transparency, Inspection, Adaptation) not only help us understand and apply Scrum but they can also be very helpful in many other aspects of our professional life. Finally, the Scrum values are essential in making Scrum add value to our team. They help...