Start reading Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here or start reading now with a free Kindle Reading App.
OR
Read for free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available
 

Scrum: a Breathtakingly Brief and Agile Introduction [Kindle Edition]

Chris Sims , Hillary Louise Johnson
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

Print List Price: £6.42
Kindle Price: £0.99 includes VAT* & free wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet
You Save: £5.43 (85%)
 
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for £0.00 and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More
* Unlike print books, digital books are subject to VAT.

  • Length: 54 pages
  • Prime members can borrow this book and read it on their devices with Kindle Owners Lending Library.
Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.

Formats

Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle Edition £0.99  
Paperback £6.42  
Kindle Daily Deal
Kindle Daily Deal: Up to 70% off
Each day we unveil a new book deal at a specially discounted price--for that day only. Learn more about the Kindle Daily Deal or sign up for the Kindle Daily Deal Newsletter to receive free e-mail notifications about each day's deal.

Book Description

A pocket-sized overview of roles, artifacts and the sprint cycle, adapted from the bestsellerThe Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims & Hillary Louise Johnson

Praise for The Elements of Scrum:

“If you want to understand the essentials of Agile development and Scrum, The Elements of Scrum by Chris Sims and Hillary Louise Johnson is a must read.” -Dave Moran

“Bravo. 6 stars. I wish all computer books were written like this.” -T. McCann

“As a consultant who works in agile, this is the book I’ve been waiting for.” -Liz Lewison

“For those only dancing with the idea of learning scrum and agile, I have three words—Read this Book.” -Brendan Kane


Product Description

About the Author

Chris Sims is a Certified Scrum Trainer and agile coach who has been helping teams improve their happiness and productivity since the turn of the century. He has made a living in roles such as: scrum master, product owner, engineering manager, C++ developer, musician, and auto mechanic. Chris is the founder of Agile Learning Labs and a frequent presenter at agile conferences. Hillary Louise Johnson is an author and former business journalist who has written on innovation, technology and pop culture for Inc magazine and the Los Angeles Times. As an intellectual property consultant she has drafted numerous technology patents. She has been editor-in-chief of several print and online publications and is now Agile Learning Labs’ creative director.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1003 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Dymaxicon (30 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P5N8D4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #8,250 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful for newbies and many seasoned developers 2 July 2013
By J. S. Hardman TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I've been working as a Team Member on a SCRUM team for 15+ months. Whilst I've read various books about Agile practices, covering different aspects of the development lifecycle (estimating, testing etc), I've not read one as concise as this before. Somebody I know who keeps hearing me talk about Agile bought this book to get an overview. I borrowed it and read it in half an hour (yes, it really is that short). Did I learn anything from it? No. However, it did remind me of a couple of aspects of SCRUM that the team I am part of doesn't practice. It also reminded me to address the definition of Done again, which is vital to things working smoothly. So, this tiny little book was useful for me as a seasoned software engineer (30+ years) who has been working with SCRUM for the last 15+ months. For anybody new to SCRUM and Agile, I suspect this book will also be useful, but mainly to trigger asking pertinent questions. This book is not enough on its own to suddenly convert a "waterfall" style team to SCRUM/Agile. It is, however, useful, accessible and short!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise yet thorough 12 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Just been invited to project manage an IT team using SCRUM. This book clearly outlines its merits and methodolgy. I'm now very confident and excited to lead the team.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Small easy to read book with excellent descriptions of Scrum.
I bought it to research Agile and Scrum before I went on a course and it has helped immensely.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Does what is written on the cover. 28 Feb. 2014
By Garish
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I've suspected for a long time that agile development is the right way to work in the short term. This little book explains why, and introduced me to the roles. I now know what a scrum master does.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars A succinct introduction 28 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I never heard of Agile or Scrum before, but after reading this quick and informative overview, it's an approach I've been using intuitively in my own software development. It makes sense. No need for complicated documents and dependency diagrams as in SSADM, yet rigorous enough to get things done and stick to the requirements (even if they tend to change during development as they inevitably do).

There's no discussion about the disadvantages and inherent pitfalls, but that's not necessary in this short treatise. I imagine it's something one would have to look into when working with Scrum in practice. Even for a large-scale project, it would probably be useful to break it down into smaller projects and use Scrum as a way to manage the development cycle.

What seems to be the most salient feature of Scrum is that developers work in small teams of around 7-9 people, with regular but highly focused planning and status meetings for each iteration of the product life cycle; and this keeps the communication tight and clear between members. And the client gets to see the progress milestones more frequently also, with real working results at each iteration.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet. 14 Jan. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I needed a quick overview. It does what it says on the tin. Nice job. Definitely worth it a good read.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable Introduction 26 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Pretty okay for a short introduction to the concept of the Scrum methodology. Quite short, but it gives a decent outline of the major points.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short, but Useful 25 Aug. 2013
By Niall
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you want a basic introduction or reference, this is good. If you want any detail I'd recommend something else.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful pocket sized book for Scrum beginners
Useful pocket sized book for Scrum beginners. Easy to keep in bag as it's so tiny and light.
I found it easy to read. Definitely breathtakingly brief and agile.
Published 6 days ago by Ren
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT - does what it says on the cover!
Stunningly simple overview of SCRUM
Published 8 days ago by Andrew LevistonCock
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice Introduction to Scrum
Good introduction which sets up further reading and investigation into scrum. Certainly a good starting point and while the terminology such as sprint or story time may not be... Read more
Published 9 days ago by G
1.0 out of 5 stars Breathtakingly Brief - Not worth the money
The description doesn't really do this pamphlet justice.

Breathtakingly brief, especially considering the price. Read more
Published 18 days ago by B. Sugden
5.0 out of 5 stars Quick read that tells all you need to know
This is an Absolutely superb introduction to SCRUM in a very simple to read format. Highly useful for my studies.
Published 24 days ago by mattyboosh
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Ok as a purely intellectual exercise. Nothing very practical I'm afraid
Published 1 month ago by Paul
5.0 out of 5 stars It's nice introduction that gives you a reasonable overview of what...
Bought these book to hand out to new product owners that join IT projects and scrums. It's nice introduction that gives you a reasonable overview of what Agile and scrum is about... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mattdoc30
4.0 out of 5 stars Really great concise book to either get you started or keep ...
Really great concise book to either get you started or keep you on track with implementing scrum on your team. Read more
Published 2 months ago by mikie
4.0 out of 5 stars Scrummy
If only all basics books got to the point and stuck to the point making themselves this brief, we'd all be better informed on those basics. Read more
Published 2 months ago by PracticalCriticiser101
5.0 out of 5 stars a great intro
If you are being introduced to scrum, or are in a company where your tech teams are, this is a great intro as to how they will be working and what you should expect. Read more
Published 2 months ago by J. Lemon
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   


Look for similar items by category