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The Power of Scrum

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  266 ratings  ·  26 reviews
Paperback, 119 pages
Published November 10th 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Frederico Borelli
Mar 08, 2015 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
Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Quite interesting appraisal of a value-driven mindset, and an outline of how to implement such a thing. Told as a novel so sometimes dreadfully serious and other times light reading.

You won't like it if Scrum is not for you.
Robert Carrasquillo
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book provides an in depth insight into the application of the scrum framework. The application process is wrapped inside a story of a corporate environment, which enhanced the content. The book is brief and a good read.
Pieter Bas
Jul 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Powerless book.
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommended to any IT manager facing serious project challenges.
Quick and easy book to read on scrum - also well presented as it is written in story format with a sample scenario of how scrum can be/is applied.
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
This book teaches what scrum is in a very easy, accessible way. I highly recommend it.
May 03, 2015 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.
Agile Kindergarten
Feb 05, 2013 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:
Dave Applegate
Mar 01, 2016 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."
Piotr Wegert
Sep 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Great starting point to hook up business and senior management on Scrum. Not a big fan of the story-like narrative personally but I did actually enjoy this one more than I did "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" or "Leadership and Self-Deception".
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.
TC Young
Aug 07, 2016 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.
Rochelle March
Sep 06, 2013 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.
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: z_read-in-2016
Great example of the application of Scrum.
Christophe Addinquy
Sep 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody
Shelves: agile
Vedran Novoselac
Aug 12, 2012 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...
Apr 23, 2013 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.
Adam Gross
May 30, 2013 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.
Zalihe Cetin
Jan 21, 2013 rated it liked it
A good / fast introduction if you are going to work with SCRUM methodology.
Dave Bolton
Aug 15, 2012 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.
Feb 01, 2015 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 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.
Risto Kärkkäinen
Dec 28, 2014 rated it liked it
The Power of Scrum was a quick read, but it lacked in-depth psychological analysis of why Scrum works.
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Sutherland is a Graduate of the United States Military Academy, a Top Gun of his USAF RF-4C Aircraft Commander class[citation needed]. He flew more than one hundred missions over North Vietnam[citation needed]. After 11 years in the military, he became a doctor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine[citation needed]. Here he got involved in data collection and IT systems development. ...more
“Never do betas. Never do work that you don’t think is good. You either give your customer something good, or you don’t. There is no ‘try’.” 1 likes
“Scrum doesn’t have project managers. Instead, the team is empowered. They’re responsible for the outcome, and they can manage themselves. The classic project manager ‘boss’ of the team isn’t needed in Scrum. The team plans each Sprint based on the priorities of the Product Owner. They divide the work among themselves, make progress transparent and monitor themselves.” 0 likes
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