"Agile development methods are key to the future of flexible software systems. Scrum is one of the vanguards of the new way to buy and manage software development when business conditions are changing. This book distills both the theory and practice and is essential reading for anyone who needs to cope with software in a volatile world." Martin Fowler, industry consultant and CTO, ThoughtWorks
"Most executives today are not happy with their organization's ability to deliver systems at reasonable cost and timeframes. Yet, if pressed, they will admit that they don't think their software developers are not competent. If it's not the engineers, then what is it that prevents fast development at reasonable cost? Scrum gives the answer to the question and the solution to the problem. Alan Buffington, industry consultant, former Present, Fidelity Systems Company
Arguably the most important book about managing technology and systems development efforts, this book describes building systems using the deceptively simple process, Scrum. Readers will come to understand a new approach to systems development projects that cuts through the complexity and ambiguity of complex, emergent requirements and unstable technology to iteratively and quickly produce quality software.BENEFITS
I first read this book back in 2003 and it definitely opened my understanding of agile development. However, in many ways it has been superseded by many of the books written... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Evan Leybourn - Author of Directing the Agile Organisation
This is the super awesome quick and dirty guide to Scrum. Explains everything in easily understood language. I'm a developer myself and I loved it.Published 3 months ago by James Collings
This covered what I would call the "original" scrum concept. As someone trying to get a good introduction to scrum it was an enjoyable read however it did not cover in any... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mark Pearl
This was a very basic book - and could have been written in 20-30 pages. Diagrams were low quality and did not provide detailed guidelines about Scrum. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mike T
This is the seminal text that changed my life 8 years ago. I had been a traditional waterfall style Project Manager for many years and realized how inherently flawed my approach... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Daniel Gullo
Half the book is bottom up advice on using Scrum to manage a project. The other half provides a rationale for when and why this is the right process to use.Published 10 months ago by John Molini
Great book explaining fundamentals of Scrum. Clearly explains the need for Scrum and explains the issues with traditional Waterfall projects. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Venkata G Doddi
It is in good condition.
There are few folds in the back cover. In general, it is very good. I like it.
It's helping me a lot since I work with this methodology on a daily basis. There are a lot of things I didn't understand and this book has clarified them for me.Published 12 months ago by Ernesto