The Scrum Guide provides no reference or guidance on how to get started with Scrum. That's because Scrum is a lightweight, minimal framework to encourage self-organization. I have heard it stated that Scrum is intentionally incomplete. There are no special Sprints in Scrum, such as Sprint Zeros, either, which leaves many new to Scrum wondering how to get started.
Since I've gone through this myself and have helped a lot of new Scrum Teams get started over the past decade, I decided to share what I do and write down the recommended steps I typically take with a new Scrum Team to get started. This is part one of a two part series.