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Overview

The rules and practices for Scrum—a simple process for managing complex projects—are few, straightforward, and easy to learn. But Scrum’s simplicity itself—its lack of prescription—can be disarming, and new practitioners often find themselves reverting to old project management habits and tools and yielding lesser results. In this illuminating series of case studies, Scrum co-creator and evangelist Ken Schwaber identifies the real-world lessons—the successes and failures—culled from his years of experience coaching companies in agile project management. Through them, you’ll understand how to use Scrum to solve complex problems and drive better results—delivering more valuable software faster.
Gain the foundation in Scrum theory—and practice—you need to:

  • Rein in even the most complex, unwieldy projects

  • Effectively manage unknown or changing product requirements

  • Simplify the chain of command with self-managing development teams

  • Receive clearer specifications—and feedback—from customers

  • Greatly reduce project planning time and required tools

  • Build—and release—products in 30-day cycles so clients get deliverables earlier

  • Avoid missteps by regularly inspecting, reporting on, and fine-tuning projects

  • Support multiple teams working on a large-scale project from many geographic locations

  • Maximize return on investment!

Subscriber Reviews

Average Rating: 4.285714285714286 out of 5 rating Based on 7 Ratings

"Useful introduction to Scrum, if little repetitive" - by Radski on 31-JAN-2013
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The case studies are useful, but even in the (only) 150 pages you have the feeling author just repeats himself - a lot.

If you've read any other book on Scrum, you can probably safely skip this.

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"Agile Project Management with Scrum" - by Anonymous on 25-JAN-2011
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I found this book well written and useful.  This book makes Scrum basics easy to understand.  The included case studies are interesting and how various companies use Scrum to improve their projects.  I would recommend this book to anyone learing about Scrum or trying to improve their understanding.
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