Scrum’s Three Pillars of Empiricism

Scrum is a process framework that has been used to manage work on complex products since the 1990s and is based on 3 pillars of empirical process control: transparency, inspection, and adaptation.

Transparency

The important aspects of the process are visible to the people responsible for the outcome and are defined by a common standard so that observers share a common understanding.

Inspection

Scrum users frequently inspect Scrum artifacts and progress to detect variances.

Adaptation

If one aspect of a process deviate outside acceptable limits, and that the resulting product will be unacceptable, the process must be adjusted to minimize further deviation.

The 4 Scrum events for inspection and adaptation: Sprint Planning • Daily Scrum • Sprint Review • Sprint Retrospective