Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide To The Most Popular Agile Process (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))
  • Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide To The Most Popular Agile Process (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))
  • Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide To The Most Popular Agile Process (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))
  • Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide To The Most Popular Agile Process (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))
ISBN: 0137043295
EAN13: 9780137043293
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 26, 2012
Pages: 504
Dimensions: 1.1" H x 9.1" L x 7" W
Weight: 1.75 lbs.
Format: Paperback

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Book Overview

A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

The Single-Source, Comprehensive Guide to Scrum for All Team Members, Managers, and Executives

If you want to use Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers, Essential Scrum is the complete, single-source reference you've been searching for. Leading Scrum coach and trainer Kenny Rubin illuminates the values, principles, and practices of Scrum, and describes flexible, proven approaches that can help you implement it far more effectively.

Whether you are new to Scrum or years into your use, this book will introduce, clarify, and deepen your Scrum knowledge at the team, product, and portfolio levels. Drawing from Rubin's experience helping hundreds of organizations succeed with Scrum, this book provides easy-to-digest descriptions enhanced by more than two hundred illustrations based on an entirely new visual icon language for describing Scrum's roles, artifacts, and activities.

Essential Scrum will provide every team member, manager, and executive with a common understanding of Scrum, a shared vocabulary they can use in applying it, and practical knowledge for deriving maximum value from it.

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5
   Helpful for experienced and novice developers alike
This is a very complete book, bringing both experienced and novice in Scrum value. For experienced developers and project managers, the book offers a complete list of features and recommendations about what specific tools to use in different phases of a scrum initiative. This list works as a repository of the best practices that experienced personnel can aggregate into their projects. For non-experienced developers, the book takes the time to explain exactly how Scrum works and why things in a certain way are done in Scrum projects, although still making it clear that each Scrum team will probably deviate a little of the practices listed in the book because of their specific context. Ultimately, a very good resource to have as part of a portfolio of agile tools.
 
4
   Great reference, but illustrations terrible
As a member of an organization that adopted scrum and tried to teach us how to teach practice, I really thought that this book was helpful. It should have been live reading before it was required. It is a great reference without being prescriptive. I would have given this five stars, but the illustrations are just terrible. They are clear, and all labels are in a script-y, serif-y font that is difficult to read and will not be used for reproduction as a handout. Without them, the book would be shorter and better.
 
5
   Nice book
I found the book useful even after years of using Scrum in projects. I have not yet finished it, but already found what I did wrong or less than needed, it helps discover good practices. My recommendation is read hard ''.
 
5
   Exceptional!
This book is easy to read and simple to write. It establishes a solid framework for why one should use Agile and the principles you must embrace to truly receive the value from this approach. Read it if you are Agile - new and read it if your agile approach needs a refresh.
 
5
   Great reference for anyone!
I also had the chance to attend a training from Ken and that was a great experience on its own. Would definitely recommend this book to anyone, whether with or without previous experience with Agile.
 
2
   Passable as overview, for beginners only
This book was released almost 10 years ago and is considered outdated, given that many Scrum concepts and terms have changed. If you are a scrum beginner looking for a high-level overview, this book might help, but there are several more current books that are superior. I recommend reading Sutherland books, which are much more accurate and useful.
 
5
   BUY NOW!!!!!!!!!!!
I purchased Ken's Scrum Master Training and took this book thinking-why not? I am very much pleased at the organization and the additional breakdown of each aspect of Scrum. This book covers BOTH the basics as well as providing an explanation of the framework so that you can begin applying scrum principles with your teams and projects. This is an EXCEPTIONALLY written manual on how to perform and ensure that you add value to your teams. If you are jumping over the fence, jump over it! I would suggest attending his training course as well as a very thorough and great overview, but this book pushes the envelope and will enable you to achieve your agile goals in your career and your organization.
 
5
   Wanting a deeper understanding of the “why” behind some of the best Scrum practices?
As an agile coach, I am always looking for great books that will help the scrum masters and teams that I mentor. This is one of my go-to books for people just beginning in Scrum who want to know the basics or people wanting a deeper understanding of the “ why ” behind some of the best scrum practices. Ken Rubin does an amazing job putting together an incredibility valuable single source reference that should be on every Scrum Masters, Product Owner, Agile Leader and Agile Coaches bookshelf. The books'easy to digest format, clear iconology and detailed diagrams makes complex concepts easy to understand. The basic principles that support the best scrum practices are presented in a simple and coherent way that will enable the beginner to practice practical applications that drive real value in practice.
 
5
   Excellent! Best book I've ever read about Agile/Scrum
Well written, complete and thorough. This really explains the purpose of Agile and all the details of Scrum. I read quite a few books on this topic, but this is by far the most complete and informative. And is well written and enjoyable to read. Book is great!
 
4
   Project Management
This book was part of our class on project management at the University of South Florida. It provided some detailed information on SCRUM. It was easy to understand. For our course, there were some areas where it was not as helpful, but could be due to how our professor structured his course.
 
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