Stage 1 — Shu(守) — Follow the rules
The first Stage is strict following and obeying of the rules. At this stage, team members are required to follow all the rules of the Scrum Master in order to learn.
Stage 2 — Ha (破) — Break the rules
At this stage, the student begins to move away from the rules, to change and experiment. He/she becomes aware of the processes and is ready to analyse, compare and draw conclusions.
Stage 3 — Ri (離) — Be the Rule
At this stage, a Scrum Master can step back and let the team, a well-functioning and productive organism, perform at their best. Students no longer need rules, they understand all the principles and know when to use a particular practice.
The Scrum Master should realise that not all team members are at the same level, and that it is often necessary to take an individual approach and work with each team member individually.