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  • Scrum Mastery + Agile Leadership: The Essential and Definitive Guide to Scrum and Agile Project Management

  • By: Jeff Cohn
  • Narrated by: Curtis Wright
  • Length: 5 hrs and 58 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (32 ratings)

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Summary

Do you want to manage projects more effectively?

Do you want to increase your team’s productivity, collaboration, and deliver business value sooner?

Scrum is the leading Agile methodology used by Fortune 500 companies and is transforming businesses everywhere.

In this ever-changing world of customer expectations and new technologies, businesses need to be agile to get ahead and stay there. With Scrum, you can be ready to adapt to the inevitable change.

In part one of this audiobook you will learn about:

  • Scrum is the leading Agile methodology used by Fortune 500 companies and is transforming businesses everywhere.
  • The different stages of Scrum
  • How to break down a complex task and prioritize
  • What a Scrum team looks like and how to build one
  • How to run sprints, backed with real-world examples
  • Common mistakes and how to avoid them
  • Meaningful metrics to track progress
  • Applications of Scrum outside of software development
  • How to get started with Scrum and overcome any resistance

In part two of this audiobook you will learn about:

  • What a great Scrum Master looks like
  • Common ‘anti-patterns’ in Scrum and Agile, and how to overcome them
  • How to run an effective self-organizing team
  • A simple tool to keep stakeholders on board
  • How to build a culture of feedback and continuous improvement
  • How to run better Scrum meetings such as daily stand-ups and retrospectives
  • Exercises and workshops to foster team collaboration
  • Scaling Scrum across multiple teams and locations

By the end of this audiobook you will have the confidence to run Scrum within your organization, understand the full scope of what it can do, and bring others on board.

Are you ready to start seeing results?

Listen today and transform the way you manage projects and teams.
 

©2019 Jeff Cohn (P)2019 Jeff Cohn

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Very informative

Really enjoyed this as I'm new to scrum and found it particularly useful. Thank you.

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Good book, great coverage

This audiobook gave a good introduction to Agile and scrum methods and roles. Great info

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This is an extraordinary book!

This is an extraordinary book. The early sections give an extraordinary review to somebody who simply needs to get an abnormal state perspective on scrum ideas and phrasing. I utilized this as a forerunner to going to Certified Scrum Master preparing and it was useful.

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One of the better books on Scrum!

One of the better books on Scrum that I've perused. It really requires some investment to address bigger themes past only a little group taking a shot at a little programming item. Genuine models, great inclusion of combination with different zones, for example, item and task the executives, vital administration, correspondence, assets and dangers, and change the board past the item build-up.

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This is the best book for SCRUM!

This is the best book for SCRUM. In addition to the fact that it gives clear clarifications, however, it gives genuine models and a file to look into explicit points. Progressively like a reading material, which is exactly what I needed.

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I love this book!

I just got my CSM confirmation and acknowledged a Scrum Master position. This book is too useful as a guide as I work through the Scrum services and help change our organization from cascade tasks to nimble. I have areas underlined and labeled for brisk reference. I've been alluding to this a ton!!

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An intensive treatment on Scrum!

An intensive treatment on Scrum. Clear, well clarification. My organization is changing to Scrum and this book was prescribed. In light of current circumstances.

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I suggest this for any Scrum Master.

This is indeed one of the better, consistent with life Scrum books I've found. Utilizing a portion of the things from this book, I have seen incredible outcomes. I suggest this for any Scrum Master.

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The book is awesome!

The book gives exhaustive understanding into Scrum Master's regular day to day existence. You can observer genuine circumstances, watch extraordinary Scrum Master in real life and comprehend why he acted along these lines. I prescribe this book to all Scrum Master wanna be and Scrum Masters working in a long way from perfect condition.

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Great one!

A businesslike clarification about Scrum. Geoff has clearly really filled in as a Scrum Master - the situations he diagrams are genuine world and not eye-rolling scholarly. I ended up featuring something each couple of pages in the book and have just put a portion of the devices/systems here into spot.

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  • Lionel Lerner
  • 26-08-19

Methology

"Methology" instead of "methodology" is killing me. The actor didn't know what Scrum or a project was before reading this book and it showed. It's a nice Scrum approach with rich personal experiences and examples from the writer. In the other hand its a bit scrumbled and at some points one doesn't know what the point is going to be or where it's heading, the material could be better structured.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 22-08-19

struggled.. as such. not very Agile.

The book started out with a downer preface and from then on it didn't get better, as such, the narration was very challenging. words were mispronounced and sentences were well, either the book is as such poorly written with as such narration, this is not the book to listen to and not the author to read. I was hoping it could get better. I thought maybe sections were misplaced, but maybe it was written that way. so..don't bother. stick to authors of agile manifesto such as Jeff Sutherland and his son narration. He has a great scrum book. this is not worth the listen and I suspect, as such, the read. very annoying use of as such.

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  • Tiros
  • 14-10-19

Would not recommend

Performer kept saying Scrum mythology instead of methodology. Downhill from there. The editing was awful - some sentences making no sense. I'm sorry I purchased this title.

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  • Jennifer Fowler
  • 30-08-19

Horrible narrator and the book itself is sub-par

First off, I want to warn about the narrator. I read a review stating the narration was horrible with mispronounced words ("methology" instead of "methodology") and it being very obvious the narrator was completely unfamiliar with anything he was reading. I should have listened. There were awkward pauses, but even worse, the cadence was so bad, it was hard to understand. Beyond the narration, the book itself I found to be sub-par. I have taken a single 2 day Scrum Foundations course and am now a certified Scrum Master, but I was looking for additional and more in-depth information and storytelling with real life examples to help me become a true master. This book fails, hard. "Mastery" should not be in the title. I found the book to be needlessly repetitive, as if the author was trying to hit a target word count. There was no additional info, in fact, I felt more confused as some points seemed to contradict my training and even the Scrug.org certification test. If you are looking for insight to help you become a better Agile leader or to gain mastery in Scrum, look elsewhere. If you are a beginner looking to understand the concepts and best practices, look elsewhere. I am shocked this book has such high ratings and I actually find it troubling. There are better free resources online. This book is a mistake.

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  • Evgeniy Shevchuk
  • 04-12-19

dim

Narrator have no idea what is this book about. Reads like a robot. Book not optimized for audible. waste of money

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  • Oleksandr
  • 28-02-20

Don't even think of getting it - absolute garbage,

This is the worst book I've listened to in a couple of years on Audible in any genre. I have worked as a scrum master for 4 years, but I wanted to get a refresher for a new project. Somebody in the certifications center advised this book. But I was shocked immediately with how bland and uniformative this book is. It doesn't teach anything, It's preaching about how amazing SCRUM is, but it doesn't go anywhere further generic statements and imaginable (and quite dull) examples. By trying to appeal to the fields outside of software development it totally misses the reality of day to day SCRUM use, and adds insult to the injury by having all of that narrated in a slow voice, without edits, so that the narrator could repeat the same sentence twice if he doesn't feel like he did a good job. And I have to listen. I've put it on 140% speed and it was more or less comfortable speed - that's how slow the narration is. The worst part is all the contradictory messages. The book does state two opposite things a few sentences apart. Like: "Your team should be cross-capable, it means that all the team members should be able to do other persons work. You might think that it's redundant, but it's a good thing, as people can replace each other if something happens. Every team member must have a specific skill set that adds value to the project. Let's say we have a team of engineers who build a house. One is a specialist in structures, one in electrical, one in plumbing etc. Together they can each can participate in the project and bring unique value with their specific skills while all of them are engineers so they have a similar background." (not exact words) Read it carefully - every team should be able to replace another, but they also must have unique skills. Good luck building a house (or passing the inspection) when your electrician bailed. This is so ignorant! And this is exactly the big question in SCRUM teams - do you want wide but shallow skillset in your replaceable team members or do you want good specialists, that can threaten the project by leaving it midway? This question never answered, like literally every other question you might have. Finally, the book seems to be serving as an upselling material for SCRUM Certifications (no wonder that person suggested it), as it's repeating the message of "you probably want to get some kind of certification for ALL of your team memebers" like 10 times and even gives a list of several trusted certification centers. You can lookup the prices for even cheapest certification. P.S. It seems like first 6 or so reviews here were made by author or publisher friends. They all give highest score and pretty much are copy-paste reviews, while the rest are 1 or 2 stars and go into detail why the book is so bad.

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  • Jon Pederson
  • 29-09-19

Some distracting errors, substantially ok

Some glaring errors, instead of methodologies, said mythologies, percent instead of degrees. Scrum description adequate.

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  • Mariann Beaty
  • 23-07-19

I exceedingly suggest this book.

I truly discovered this book significantly. I'm taking a college course about Agile and this book was an extraordinary extra asset. Presently, I'm utilizing the substance for executing Scrum for my work and for my own life. I exceedingly suggest this book.

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  • Judith Brown
  • 23-07-19

A magnificent book!

A magnificent book for experienced Scrum Masters and amateurs. The book depicts additional worker initiative and portrays the estimation of the scrum experts. I would exceedingly prescribe this book for the individuals who rehearsing coordinated.

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  • Robert Adkins
  • 23-07-19

I suggest this book for Scrum Masters!

I suggest this book for Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Development Teams, and even Managers in coordinated associations. This is the most dominant asset I have seen hit the market since I have been instructing. Amazing employment!