I was inspired by tweet I saw highlighting Peter Stevens’ post discussing the essence of Scrum.  Here is my description of Scrum without any of our jargon.

“Scrum is a framework for Teams to get work done.

Every activity, ritual and artifact found in Scrum enables the team to provide visibility, make commitments and focus on continuous improvement.

While there are two roles to help the Team remain concentrated on their objectives, the cross-functional, collaborative Team is the central hub of Scrum.

Scrum Teams work in fixed iterative cycles from a few weeks up to 30 days.  At the end of each increment, the Team discusses their progress to date, receives feedback from their sponsors, and makes any necessary adjustments to reach their goals.”

98 words — not bad.