Empiricism | Glossary


Empiricism is work that is fact, experience and evidence based. It is usually implemented in a Scrum process where progress is based on observations of reality, and not fictitious plans. It also places a large emphasis on the mindset and shifts in culture to achieve business and organizational agility.

The three pillars of Empiricism in Scrum are : Transparency, Inspection and Adaptation. They result in faster time to market, more predictable delivery, increased customer responsiveness and managing priorities. Alongside improved capabilities of risk management.

Further Reading

  • “Agile Project Management”(book), by Jim Highsmith.


The Agile Mind-Set: Making Agile Processes Work | Book Series

Overview:  This book is recommended for any Executives, Managers and Agile Practitioners who wants to know why transformations take very long. This book is a valuable source of insight beyond the processes and techniques described in other Agile process oriented books.

This book is your compass for the Agile journey. Without prescribing any process, practice, or tool, it will show you how practitioners approach:

  • Deciding what to work on
  • Planning and doing the work
  • Engaging people and performing as teams
  • Working better

Pragmatic and dogma-free, this book will help you understand what it means to be Agile and how to bring others along


Gil Broza

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