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

Chris Sims , Hillary Louise Johnson
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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

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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1003 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Dymaxicon (2 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P5N8D4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,081 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise yet thorough 12 July 2012
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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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 15 Sep 2012
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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.
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2 of 2 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
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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!
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1 of 1 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
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet. 14 Jan 2014
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I needed a quick overview. It does what it says on the tin. Nice job. Definitely worth it a good read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Reasonable Introduction 26 Aug 2013
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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.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Short, but Useful 25 Aug 2013
By Niall
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If you want a basic introduction or reference, this is good. If you want any detail I'd recommend something else.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Concise and to the point 7 July 2013
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Perfect book for me as a reminder of key Agile meetings and concepts. Handy guide to have to hand. Thanks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Does not load in Kindle App
This book fails to load on either my iPad or my iPhone Kindle apps. It may be a useful book, but not in this format.
Published 1 day ago by Stolly
5.0 out of 5 stars Brief!
As about as brief as you can get - really just an overview. If you just need the nuts and bolts, this primar will do it.
Published 16 days ago by PureSymmetry
3.0 out of 5 stars Wasn't viewable on Samsung note 8
Couldn't read it. No text, only one image and headers. I read numerous books on Kindle so unsure why this one isn't compatible.
Published 17 days ago by Mr. A. Drewett
3.0 out of 5 stars Good start for beginners intro to scrum
Does what it says on the tin - gives a quick intro into SCRUM, basically brief crib notes for those that have no, or little scrum knowledge
Published 21 days ago by nadine d
1.0 out of 5 stars Rubbish book!
Absolutely nonsense book. Waste of money. No need to buy it. Please use some other good authors book which gives good information.
Published 1 month ago by Nirav Mehta
2.0 out of 5 stars Too short
This book seems too short for any real value for some body who wants to build agile concepts. Rather buy a better book.
Published 1 month ago by Rakeeb
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, well written overview
Many project management and technology books are padded out with background and discussion which are of little more than academic benefit to the end user. Read more
Published 1 month ago by DAVID
1.0 out of 5 stars Technical Problem on iPads
Unfortunately there was a technical issue with this book on iPad Minis and I had to return it.

I tried it on both my iPad Mini II and my wife's iPad Mini I. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Blue Moonie
1.0 out of 5 stars Buy the book not the digital version
The book itself is good but there is a disastrous technical issue which means I can't access the first third of the book. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Lucy Kane
4.0 out of 5 stars It's OK and reads fine on the Kindle
To be honest there are better guides you can find online with a good ten minutes of Googling or a stint in Youtube, but as a guide that works well on your e-reader it's fine. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Spiderlung
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