In this chapter, we looked at Scrum Artifacts. We learned why we create those artifacts and the commitments we make when creating them. We saw how to create a Product Backlog and a Product Goal, how to select Product Backlog items for our Sprint Backlog, and how to define a Sprint Goal. We discussed Product Increments and learned how to define Done. We also examined when the artifacts are created, how they can be modified, and who's accountable for them.
Scrum Artifacts are designed to maximize the transparency of key information. They are key decision-making tools in the product development process. Therefore, it is very important that we know the artifacts' roles within Scrum and understand the value they add.
This chapter brings us to the end of the first section of this book, which covered the fundamentals of the Scrum framework. In the second section, we'll look at all the other things we need to do to make Scrum work in the real world – things...