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The Enterprise and Scrum

3.39  ·  Rating details ·  133 ratings  ·  12 reviews
It's time to extend the benefits of Scrum--greater agility, higher-quality products, and lower costs--from individual teams to your entire enterprise. However, with Scrum's lack of prescribed rules, the friction of change can be challenging as people struggle to break from old project management habits. In this book, agile-process revolution leader Ken Schwaber takes you t ...more
Paperback, 152 pages
Published June 23rd 2007 by Microsoft Press (first published June 6th 2007)
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Jury Razumau
Sep 11, 2014 rated it did not like it
Amazingly, one can be considered an expert and still write a book based on the it-worked-for-my-friend's-company type of argument.
Supposedly, there's the following framework: if the company has some issues, we should just switch to Scrum and then follow it strictly. If there's something messing with our switch, we should call it “impediment”, fix it, and be happily sure that these impediments were the main issues in our company. The question of why this is the case is never discussed.
Well, maybe
Dominik Dopplinger
Jan 08, 2019 rated it liked it
You can easily see that this book is dated. To some of the described practices are more modern alternatives in place (Product backlogs in excel), but the general agile mindset is there and some ideas in the book are really good ("Commiting to defy the laws of nature")
Tomas Lundborg
Nov 15, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: agile
Sammanfattning, inte en recension...

Enterprise Scrum, Ken Schwaber, en av grundarna till Scrum. Idag konsult, författare.

Scrum är tänkt att salutera prestationer och synliggöra otillräckligheter. (2)

Det kommer att komma ett antal konsekvenser med att införa Scrum, såsom personalomsättning, konflikter, jobb förändras, vissa arbeten exempelvis produktägarens kommer att bli tuffare och svårare. (6)

Schwaber påpekar att man ska vara väldigt strikt i sin tillämpning av Scrum, eftersom varje lite egen
Agile Kindergarten
Feb 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Excellent! It's always so nice when you read something by an expert that describes your own experiences. It's even better when the expert gives step by step instructions on how to deal with those challenges. As many of us know, the enterprise levels above the development team often have their own ideas of how Scrum should work, and as a result create impediments to its success. Ken's book is about how to scale Scrum across the enterprise with Exec Level Scrum Teams and Rollout Teams to support t ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it liked it
The concepts are very useful are as the case studies and disparate implementations that are outlined. The author, though an expert (and founder) of Scrum/Agile is surprisingly inarticulate, at times repetitive and often disorganized in his presentation for the sake of convincing readers of value while educating them in his ideologies. It reads as an off-the-cuff brain dump from 20 years of presentations rather than a book.
Jun 04, 2011 rated it liked it
As a 10,000 foot reference and introduction I would recommend this as a good read. Helpful for teams and managers getting ready to implement or adopt scrum as introductory preparation material.

If you are already using scrum or other agile methods this is probably not a huge value add but worth the read as a quick refresher.
Mika Ahopelto
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: competence
An interesting approach into how enterprises can be run by using Scrum. Not maybe the easiest way to implement and doesn't give so many real life tips how to do this (as enterprises are static like rocks). Anyway, gives a very good alternative approach for managing teams and hierarchies.
Sami Poimala
Oct 19, 2009 rated it it was ok
This books takes the Scrum to the next level - from a single project to the organization level. It does OK job on that, but nothing that will blow your mind.

If you are into Scrum and methodology development, you'll want to read this.
Mar 10, 2010 added it
Allgemein Hinweise, wie man Scrum im Unternehmen einführen kann, n paar Tipps und Erfahrungen, aber im Prinzip nicht viel Neues.
Jul 13, 2008 rated it it was ok
Provides some additional information about Scrum. Too bad it is poorly written.
Jul 13, 2013 rated it liked it
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