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Positive and Negative Space in Scrum

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Negative space, in art, is the space around and between the subject(s) of an image. Negative space may be most evident when the space around a subject, not the subject itself, forms an interesting or artistically relevant shape, and such space occasionally is used to artistic effect as the "real" subject of an image.


As an art major, I studied negative space and positive space in design.

Here are some examples of negative space in design:

By John smithson 2007 at English Wikipedia - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons by PHansen., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13901986




http://www.creativebloq.com/art/art-negative-space-8133765



The concept of negative space came to mind as I read a recent blog post from Ken Schwaber. This is his response to people asking for updates to Scrum, for example, to add Product Backlog Refinement as a prescribed ceremony:

“Scrum is a general-purpose framework applicable in complex situations, where more is unknown abo…