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

Chris Sims , Hillary Louise Johnson
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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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. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P5N8D4
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,291 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
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good introduction 4 Feb 2013
By Alex
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Very worthwhile - sure, you can find this information on the internet, but this presents it in a nice, quick to read format. I actually read this on the way to my Certified Scrum Master course
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Absolutley scrummy.
I loved this book; I didn't understand what it was about or what it had to say to me, but I loved the way it said it.
Published 12 days ago by James Macdonald
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple and Quick, as Scrum should be!
Excellent refresher or introduction to Scrum. Very quick to read and a useful aide-memoire. Keep it close and refer to it often!
Published 24 days ago by Shailesh Patel
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple and easy to follow
Very well written book and easy to follow for someone who needs to access the basics of scrum. Only took about 20 minutes to read!
Published 1 month ago by Mrs E H Hogan
4.0 out of 5 stars A handy digest
A really high-level digest of Scrum. Overall the level of detail is not much deeper than a blog post, but it could serve as a useful introduction for introducing Scum to... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. Oliver Peate
4.0 out of 5 stars Short & Sweet
As someone using this book as an initial introduction, I found it very well structured, very to the point and highly interesting. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Hurcho
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent read
ideal guide for a student that i am and implementing in a project as a novice always means forgetting something but this book is great reference point and also reminder to do it... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kiran Patel
5.0 out of 5 stars really useful
A really useful book - articulate, thoughtful and concise. Ideal for convincing those afraid to tackle the world of scrum
Published 1 month ago by Karen Gennero
4.0 out of 5 stars Short and to the point!
A very good place to start reading up on Scrum also good value for money
Considering the related publication next.
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars great scrum summary
This book is a great quick summary of what scrum is about. It provides the overall understanding in simple terms.
Published 1 month ago by Konstantin
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. Does what is written on the cover.
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. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Garish
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