Plans should pivot as new information suggests a better course.

New information about the strategic landscape and local opportunities should influence a plan. Sticking to the same plan despite knowing better is the surest way to burn opportunities. Scrum balances new opportunities with delivering things of value through sprints, which require small pieces of value be delivered while regularly re-surveying business needs.rS3

  1. Jeff Sutherland, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, First Edition (New York: Crown Business, 2014). (See notes.)