- Series: Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn)
- Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 2 edition (January 1, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0133853624
- ISBN-13: 978-0133853629
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1.3 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 14 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #216,003 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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|A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process||Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond||The Fast, Focused, Practical Guide to Excellence with Scrum||Real World Lessons in Scrum||Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization|
|Title||Essential Srum||The Scrum Field Guide||The Great ScrumMaster||Agile Project Management with Scrum||Succeeding with Agile|
|Author||Kenneth Rubin||Mitch Lacey||Zuzana Sochova||Ken Schwaber||Mike Cohn|
|Description||Leading Scrum coach and trainer Kenny Rubin provides easy-to-digest descriptions enhanced by illustrations based on an entirely new visual icon language for describing Scrum’s roles, artifacts, and activities.||Drawing on years of hands-on experience helping companies succeed, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Mitch Lacey helps you overcome the major challenges of Scrum adoption and the deeper issues that emerge later.||Complete guide to becoming an exceptionally effective ScrumMaster and using Scrum to dramatically improve team and organizational performance. Easy to digest and highly visual, you can read it in a weekend…and use it for an entire career.||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.||This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work.|
|Endorsement||"This book serves as an indispensable guide, helping teams choose among the billions of possible ways of implementing Scrum and finding one that leads to success." — Mike Cohn, author of "Succeeding with Agile", Certified Scrum Trainer||"I am happy to say that I can definitely recommend Mitch’s book! I am confident that you will find my book and this book to be good compliments to one another, even (and especially) where the two differ on particular issues or approaches." -- Kenneth Rubin, author of "Essential Scrum"||"The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay fills an important gap in providing practical advice and tools for ScrumMasters who wish to improve their craft. The book is full of powerful tips sure to help any ScrumMaster." — Mike Cohn, author of "Succeeding with Agile", Certified Scrum Trainer||"This book is an excellent guide for anyone looking to improve how he or she delivers software, and I recommend it highly." — Mike Cohn, author of "Succeeding with Agile", Certified Scrum Trainer||"By reading this book, you will find that Mike brings up issues that you never thought of, offers advice on how you might handle situations, and helps you define new roles on your team." -- Tim Lister, Principal, The Atlantic Systems Guild, Inc|
--James Newkirk, VP Platform Engineering,CenturyLink
This book reflects and shows Mitch's experience and expansive Scrum and agile knowledge. His book, The Scrum Field Guide, is an easy-to-read, pragmatic synopsis of the everyday challenges his clients, and companies worldwide, face on a daily basis when adopting Scrum. This book will help you to be more successful with Scrum in your organization and help you avoid and overcome issues many teams face during the first year of implementing Scrum.
--Gerwald Oberleitner, Solution Sales Developer Tools & ALM/DevOps, Microsoft
About the Author
Mitch Lacey, founder of Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc., helps companies reach their maximum potential by building high-performing organizations through the adoption of agile practices, including Scrum and XP. Mitch’s rich, practical experience and his pragmatic approach are trusted by many companies including Adobe Systems, Aera Energy, Bio-Rad, EchoStar, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, Salem Hospital, SAP, Sony, and more. He is a CST, a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), and an Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP). Mitch has served on the board of directors for the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance. Learn more at www.MitchLacey.com.
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This book is very helpful at helping you move through business obstacles and solidify you and your company embracing Scrum to ensure its success and to move your business forward! The chapters are short, concise, focused and interesting to read - making it easy to read a couple of chapters on the bus or at lunch time which is ideal for the current work environment and everyone's busy schedules. The book is organized into the high level sections of: Getting Prepared, Field Basics, First Aid, Advanced Survival Techniques, and Wilderness Essentials. The first 2 sections cover all the essential elements of Scrum which are very helpful in solidifying these areas. The more advanced sections are very helpful in approaching issues or areas more in depth - such as conflicts which may occur, adding new team members, outsourcing/offshoring, optimizing and measuring value, and immersive interviewing and hiring.
The BEST part about this book are the "Story" sections! Mitch did an amazing job capitalizing and sharing on his extensive experience so each chapter starts with a true story from his experience which presents a real life problem and how it was successfully resolved. Then the chapter presents "The Model" which refreshes the reader on that portion of the Scrum method and then Mitch provides a "Keys To Success" section next which highlights his key points of how to success in each area presented. Each chapter ends with a "Works Cited" which provides additional reference material which I also thought was very valuable.
If your organization is adopting Scrum then this book is a must read for everyone involved in the process including the leadership at your organization. I highly recommend it!
"The Scrum Field Guide" is a nice way to get started with Scrum. It covers the practices through useful stories and advice. Heavier on the advice side. The stories seem realistic and highlight important points.
I liked the tables and tips provided. For example how to estimate the first time and how to map pre-Scrum roles. And I loved that there was a whole chapter on "done." I also liked the concept of corporate mandates being a tax on your time.
I also liked the practical advice and explanations such as why it is a bad idea for the product owner and Scrummaster to be the same person. Along with what compromises in roles are better to make than others.
I will definitely be recommending this book to my teammates!
And now for the second edition:
It's been four years. In addition to recommending this book to those getting started with Scrum, a good number of people have borrowed my copy to look at it.
I read the second edition. I liked the same things as the first edition. I like that the author says he “refactored” the book. He says in most chapters 10-80% has changed and part five is new. I'm willing to believe that. It's been too long since I read the first one to remember.
I liked the new parts. I also liked that I was able to get different things out of the parts I had already read. I have a lot more knowledge and experience with Scrum now than I did four years ago. This time, I was able to get more out of the analogies like vlecoity being like a speed odometer. I also liked the quiz on how long a good sprint for your team.
While I don't think the book is different enough to be worth “upgrading” if you already have the first edition, I definitely recommend either it or the first edition to anyone using or thinking about using Scrum.
Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing this review on behalf of CodeRanch.
Mitch's extensive background and experience as well as his practical delivery of ideas and concepts to you, the reader, will resonate as strongly as if you were in the room on the same team. The value of feedback, of understanding that this is an ongoing journey and not a destination, and a commitment to customer and team are themes that should hit home, regardless of your role and your industry.
I strongly encourage you to give this a read. The beauty is not in the revelations but of the reinforcement on how to get back to core service principles.