Technical Excellence in Scrum
Jeff Sutherland recently posted a message on the Scrum Development Yahoo Group regarding Scrum and Technical Debt. Jeff mentioned why Scrum eschewed technical practices, specifically:
In 1995, Kent Beck asked me for everything on Scrum. In a famous email he said he wanted to use everything he could and not reinvent the wheel. The first Scrum team was doing all the XP practices in some form.