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The Power of Scrum

3.84  ·  Rating Details  ·  146 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Paperback, 119 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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May 05, 2015 Anurag rated it really liked it
Excellent introduction and run through of what scrum stands for. The novel like approach to the whole explanation makes the content easier to digest. A book tailor made for mid and upper management looking to align their teams to the biggest management buzzword in town currently. Gives a good idea of how to go about adopting scrum. I would have liked a little more detail on the retrospective aspect, but still a good overall book on agile in general and scrum in particular.
Dave Applegate
Mar 01, 2016 Dave Applegate rated it really liked it
I use The Power Of SCRUM as a training resource for teaching people about the SCRUM process at a high level. It's easy to read story form does a stellar job getting the key concepts of SCRUM across in an easy to read and relate to fashion. People finish the book saying "This makes sense and I'm excited to try it."
Frederico Borelli
Apr 21, 2015 Frederico Borelli rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
This is a great book... Instead of explaining details of Scrum in a strictly technical way, the authors created a novel, where all the process overview and details are shown by real life examples, including personal problems, misunderstanding, and all the stuff you've got when you bring something to real life.

It's about a company having serious problems to finish a software project, with employees seeing their jobs fading away..... And how this company recovered from complete failure to success
Bob Schatz
I like the story format of the book, brings back great memories of my own transition. There are a few things where I don't necessarily agree with a few things in the implementation, but that's what makes this stuff so great.
Oct 22, 2014 Cassie rated it really liked it
This was a very easy-to-read and understand introduction to the scrum process. If you need an intro or a refresher, thus would be a great place to start. It's only a bit over 100 pages too, so it's really quick!
Feb 01, 2015 Matt added it
Good stuff. An overview of scrum methodologies with somewhat of an indepth look at how to run meetings and certain time boxed scenarios. Certainly not a definitive reference.
Feb 10, 2015 Ryan rated it really liked it
Change or die. Embrace scrum. Great foundation of how this world changing concept came to be - and why waterfall had to die.
TC Young
Aug 07, 2016 TC Young rated it it was amazing
Fable-style explanation of Scrum and the Agile methodology. Most accessible treatment of the topic I've read so far.
Aug 13, 2016 Jared rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2016
Great example of the application of Scrum.
Agile Kindergarten
Feb 05, 2013 Agile Kindergarten rated it really liked it
Very readable novelesque description of how to rapidly transform a traditional team to a Scrum team. Beginning with a serendipitous meeting in an airport bar between an Agile Coach and a CTO whose client just made it painfully clear that they were on thin ice, the story includes many real world happenstances and the appropriate responses. See cute tongue in cheek YouTube promotional ad:
Vedran Novoselac
Aug 12, 2012 Vedran Novoselac rated it it was amazing
Shelves: dev-read
Very light but fun introduction to scrum. The content is presented through a light and engaging story, making the whole ride very gentle. Not too technical though...
Rochelle March
Sep 06, 2013 Rochelle March rated it it was amazing
amaaaaazing. never think of my life organization the same again. a great read for anyone trying to increase their productivity and effectiveness in life.
Adam Gross
May 30, 2013 Adam Gross rated it really liked it
Good, light introduction to scrum. Quick read with a nice focus on the main topics. Enough detail to understand each topic, but does not get bogged down.
Dave Bolton
Aug 15, 2012 Dave Bolton rated it it was ok
In terms of enlightenment through story, it's no "One Minute Manager" or "Fish". I think you'd be better off just going to a regular Scrum book.
Christophe Addinquy
Sep 28, 2013 Christophe Addinquy rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Shelves: agile
Risto Kärkkäinen
Jan 17, 2016 Risto Kärkkäinen rated it liked it
The Power of Scrum was a quick read, but it lacked in-depth psychological analysis of why Scrum works.
May 01, 2013 Ken rated it really liked it
Shelves: business
Very engaging story of the value Scrum adds. Throwing a laptop into a wall was a nice touch.
Zalihe Cetin
Jan 21, 2013 Zalihe Cetin rated it liked it
A good / fast introduction if you are going to work with SCRUM methodology.
Sep 21, 2012 Carolyn rated it liked it
Super simple read for work and upcoming Scrum Master Training (by the author).
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