Shuhari describes the stages of learning to mastery.

  • Shu: Learn the rules and the forms—follow the rules.
  • Ha: Innovate on the craft—break the rules.
  • Ri: Discard the rules and operate from innate mastery—make the rules.

This concept comes from Japanese martial arts, but is often abstracted for use in agile learning cycles.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.)