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.