Scrum: A Pocket Guide (A Smart Travel Companion) (Best Practice (Van Haren Publishing)) Illustrated Edition
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- Publisher : Van Haren Publishing; Illustrated edition (November 4, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 112 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9087537204
- ISBN-13 : 978-9087537203
- Item Weight : 4 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.8 x 0.26 x 7.09 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,041,850 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The first section of the book strikes me as "rambling." It seems like proselytizing without sufficient substance. If your goal is to prepare for the scrum.org's PSM1 assessment (which I've obtained), I recommend that you skip this book. The run-on sentences and generally substandard writing deterred me from finishing the book.
I bought this because it was on the reading list for Product Owner on Scrum.org. I haven't taken the certification test, so I don't know if the fluff will be on the exam or not, so until I know that I can't really say if one should skip this if their intention is to pass the Product Owner certification exam. If you are just looking for a good Scrum guide, look elsewhere. I've heard great things about Essential Scrum.
I recommend this book to anyone that either begins his adventure with Scrum or just... hit the wall. I wish I had read it before. With this book you will understand extremely important foundations of Scrum and answers for all your "whys" based on empirical approach, inspect&adapt and essence of self-organization.
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I thought the observation of Scrum as the "gorilla of the Agile movement" was particularly helpful. This relates to Geoffrey Moore's Technology Adoption of Life Cycle. Verheyen observes that when, around 2007/8, the Agile moved from early adopters to more mainstream adoption, Scrum emerged as the market leader 'gorilla'. The book describes in intelligent detail, why Scrum achieved that position and how it is still holding its own in the fast changing world of software development.
Well written, concise and great for quick reference in future when you need it. It takes you through the history, theory and mechanics, but more than that explains the reasons why Scrum is so powerful, yet simple.
A great way to learn more about the theory behind the Scrum framework and is clearly aligned with The Scrum Guide created and maintained by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland @ http://www.scrumguides.org
All statements were followed by original explanation.
Quite incredible how all the information on Scrum could be assimilated into a concise book such as this and that definitely helps those on a time-crunch.
A relatively new concept like Scrum was made convincing and appealing.