Scrum does not have anything similar, so I decided to create my own (modeled on the XP rights).  Feel free to distribute and share.

Every Team member has the following rights:

  • To produce quality work at all times.
  • To know what is needed from the business with clear declarations of priority.
  • To ask for, and receive, help from peers, management, and customers.
  • To experiment with new ideas, technologies and roles to grow both as a professional and an individual.

Every Product Owner has the following rights:

  • To receive the greatest possible value out of every week.
  • To know what can be accomplished by the Team, when and at what cost.
  • To see incremental progress in a viable product proven to work by passing acceptance criteria they specify.
  • To be informed of schedule changes promptly in order to take effective countermeasures and reset expectations with the stakeholders.
  • To collaborate with the business on setting the future direction of the product.

Every ScrumMaster has the following rights:

  • To try out different ideas, approaches and techniques to remove impediments which impede the flow of value.
  • To be given time for initiatives to take hold and produce change.
  • To take measured risks and learn from setbacks.
  • To be supported by senior leaders in the organization.
  • To be provided access to different parts of the business while identifying and removing impediments.

Every Stakeholder has the following rights:

  • To receive regular status updates through interacting with a working product.
  • To change their mind, substitute functionality, and adjust priorities without paying exorbitant costs.
  • To cancel the product at any time and be left with a working product providing real business value reflecting the investment to date.