Theoretical model


As an honour to Jeff Sutherland, founder of Scrum and Aikido practitioner, we like to describe eduScrum with Sangen: triangle, circle and square. These are widely used symbols to interpret universal singularities.

The triangle stands for focus, energy and initiative. The three angles of the triangle stand for the three aspects with which the students develop themselves with eduScrum: subject, team and personality.

The circle stands for movement, dynamics, transparency, the connection of these three aspects and the rotating focus for this. It is the teacher that sees to this, constantly moving to another role: as product owner when the subject is the point of focus, as scrummaster when the team is the point of focus, as trainer/coach when personal growth is the point of focus.

The circle also stands for infinity and perfection: Kaizen’s mind-set of constant improvement upon which eduScrum is based.

The square symbolises stability, solidity and structure. In this autonomy, growth and improvement are made possible. Within eduScrum the strong ceremonies and the powerful instruments ascertain this solidity.


When triangle, circle and square come together, purity and growth will spring. If one drops in on a class working vigorously with eduScrum, one can feel Sangen. The atmosphere is open, vibrant, focused and relaxed.