The definitive account of the Scrum methodology from its cocreator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland.
Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to health care in major American hospitals. In this major new book, its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates - and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere.
Take the FBI's attempt to digitize its records, for example. As with so many software projects, the first attempt failed, having taken four years and cost over $400 million. Then the FBI turned to Scrum and, just over a year later, unveiled a functioning system that cost less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the staff.
And it's not just grand projects that Scrum can help with. Every organisation, whatever its size, constantly has to come to grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget. Scrum shows you how. It explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed.
Filled with practical examples drawn from all types of organisations, it will make you rethink the fundamentals of successful management - and show you how to get things done however everyday or ambitious, however small or large your organisation.
©2016 Jeff Sutherland (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK
if I didn't know better I would think Scrum was the cure for cancer or the way for humanity and to achieve faster than light travel. A divine gift from the gods that will cure all ills and save humanity.
it isn't. but this book doesn't know that yet.
that said, the book had some good info and gives an insight into the motivations and ideas that went into scrum to take it to where it is today.
Such an easy audio book to listen to. Great content, well thought out structure. Strong examples and deep dives into the origins and influences of Scrum.
"Great concept, lacked implementation"
Great concept but they could have gave a bit more insight to the how to do it.
"too much I'm the big I am"
a collection of very good but not new principles given new focus and placed under a new name.
this was spoiled by the I did this I did that arrogance of the author. needed to focus more on what works rather than having a pop at other techniques. I suspect the author did not use many of these principles when writing the book. in comparison in terms of style read the phoenix project.
Probably the best book on business that I've read . A system that shows you how to break a business into manageable chunks , trim the waste then build it up.
"Scrum as it's meant to be"
Great resource on what pure Scrum is all about and it's origins. Gives the reader a good practical guide on the use of Scrum
"fantastic, thought provoking and inspiring."
As well as being brilliantly read this excellent book is packed full of useful ideas and methods that you can apply to any project large or small with great results. I can't cope with linear thinking at all and scrum is like one big light bulb moment - intuitive aligned with my values and extremely effective. read it!
"Life changing book"
Literally one of the best books I have read. It will change the way you see productivity. It makes sense at every stage. And the explanations are very well detailed. This is what my company has been looking for.. Jeff is a genius.
"brilliant book. a must read for everyone!"
I'm already thinking about how to implement it at my job. I think it helped hearing it too instead of reading it.
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