The definitive account of the Scrum methodology from its cocreator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland.
Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to health care in major American hospitals. In this major new book, its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates - and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere.
Take the FBI's attempt to digitize its records, for example. As with so many software projects, the first attempt failed, having taken four years and cost over $400 million. Then the FBI turned to Scrum and, just over a year later, unveiled a functioning system that cost less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the staff.
And it's not just grand projects that Scrum can help with. Every organisation, whatever its size, constantly has to come to grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget. Scrum shows you how. It explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed.
Filled with practical examples drawn from all types of organisations, it will make you rethink the fundamentals of successful management - and show you how to get things done however everyday or ambitious, however small or large your organisation.
©2016 Jeff Sutherland (P)2016 Penguin Random House UK
I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone out there as I can personally say that I've witnessed many of its tips in my daily life - both in and out of work. Sutherland is one of those blessed people in the world who actually got it right. He could see the potential application of a set of rules to a complex problem that has been blighting businesses, possibly since day zero.
It's a book unlike many others, although I'd liken it to a cross between Self-Help, and Business Management books.
Having the author's son read the book is rewarding. He's obviously very proud of his dad, and rightly so.
A great recording that you can listen to on your commute in order to pick up some life changing tips.
a collection of very good but not new principles given new focus and placed under a new name.
this was spoiled by the I did this I did that arrogance of the author. needed to focus more on what works rather than having a pop at other techniques. I suspect the author did not use many of these principles when writing the book. in comparison in terms of style read the phoenix project.
As well as being brilliantly read this excellent book is packed full of useful ideas and methods that you can apply to any project large or small with great results. I can't cope with linear thinking at all and scrum is like one big light bulb moment - intuitive aligned with my values and extremely effective. read it!
Literally one of the best books I have read. It will change the way you see productivity. It makes sense at every stage. And the explanations are very well detailed. This is what my company has been looking for.. Jeff is a genius.
"Great concept, lacked implementation"
Great concept but they could have gave a bit more insight to the how to do it.
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