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The Power of Scrum

3.74 of 5 stars 3.74  ·  rating details  ·  121 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Paperback, 119 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Createspace
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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.
Frederico Borelli
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
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.
Change or die. Embrace scrum. Great foundation of how this world changing concept came to be - and why waterfall had to die.
The Power of Scrum was a quick read, but it lacked in-depth psychological analysis of why Scrum works.
Agile Kindergarten
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
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
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
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
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.
Very engaging story of the value Scrum adds. Throwing a laptop into a wall was a nice touch.
Zalihe Cetin
A good / fast introduction if you are going to work with SCRUM methodology.
Super simple read for work and upcoming Scrum Master Training (by the author).
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