- Series: Developer Best Practices
- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Microsoft Press; 1 edition (February 21, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 073561993X
- ISBN-13: 978-0735619937
- Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 0.6 x 8.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 128 customer reviews
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- #32 in Books > Business & Money > Management & Leadership > Quality Control & Management > Agile
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About the Author
A 30-year veteran of the software development industry, Ken Schwaber is a leader of the agile process revolution and one of the developers of the Scrum process. A signatory of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, he subsequently founded the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance. Ken authored Agile Project Management with Scrum and coauthored Agile Software Development with Scrum and has helped train more than 47,000 certified ScrumMasters.
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The Kindle edition I purchased was well produced with no production problems. The author has long experience of both Agile and Scrum in Software development. It may be interesting to read with Adkins on Coaching Agile Teams.
I do think it has become somewhat hard for Schwaber to imagine what it is like NOT to be familar with Scrum, as it is so deeply embedded in his thinking and practice! For instance, he uses the term "sashimi" early on without bothering to define it in Scrum terms - that comes later (Hence the 4 stars instead of 5. Would really like to give 4 1/2.)
His other book "Agile Software Development with SCRUM" has more in-depth coverage of the subject. It includes a fuller account of the essential difference between defined and empirical processes which is at the heart of Scrum and other agile methods. In this one, he does include the same reference to the (hard to find!) industrial engineering textbook that explains this, but in a more offhand way - just quoting a key paragraph a couple of times.
Perhaps the best sequence of reading depends on your role. If, like me, you are a developer, the first book is, I think, more rewarding for in-depth study and relationship to Agile principles in general, while this one is a good follow-up on implementation realities. For a manager wondering whether Scrum deserves exploring, this book will give a strong (positive) answer to that question, and can be followed by more in-depth study with the other book.