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If you are new to Scrum or want to improve your use of Scrum, then this is the book for you.

In this book, Rubin demonstrates his own deep and practical experience of implementing and using Scrum.

I found Chapter 3 on Agile Principles to be an excellent, insightful and thought provoking look at the principles that agile teams and organisations should embody, especially where Kenny talks about focussing on idle work rather than idle people - something that so many organisations get so badly wrong.

Everyone involved in developing software products should read Chapter 8 on Technical Debt as it will help pretty much anybody to improve the software they write. Also, there isn't a manager that I've met that wouldn't benefit from reading Chapter 13.

Basically, I can't see anyone not benefiting greatly from reading this book.
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on 26 August 2015
Good for someone like me which has heaps of Waterfall experience and no agile.The book give lots of comparable scenarios to help explain the SCUM process and gives some interesting insights into many aspects of project behaviour both Agile and Waterfall .I like the way at the end of each chapter there is a nice review summary ,I found this book quite easy to read .Its a good starting place to learn about Agile .
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on 30 April 2014
The book is very readable, nice font, nice diagrams and does go into various issues.
Certainly a lot more appealing to the eye than the original Schwaber scrum book, but all that pretty layout and diagrams makes a fairly hefty book, so at over 300 pages it's a big of a commitment to read it.
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on 20 May 2013
This book has the benefit of having been written after everyone learned a bunch of lessons. It is a pragmatic guide to Scrum that explains some of the different directions things have taken. It is worth reading to polyfill the cracks in your current understanding of Scrum.
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on 30 June 2013
I haven't finished this book yet but from what I've read so far, I'm extremely impressed with it. I already have a reasonable amount of experience to scrum and was really looking for a bible to tune and improve my knowledge. It's great for that
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on 11 July 2014
Really good in-depth scrum book for those who have used scrum and those that are new. Set out and written in a manner that is easy to digest, it has all of what you need to work with Scrum. Highly recommend getting the shortcuts book as well, the two together make for a great combo.
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on 17 June 2013
Good guide for the person, who has already acquired basic scrum skills and wish to evolve the practical application of the methods. Easy to look up and focus on specific topics and disciplines. Good guide that is neither too basic or too elaborate. Highly recommendable.
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on 3 December 2013
The is an essential guide for anyone deciding to venture into the world of agile development for the first time. It explains all the principles, key roles and approach to delivering successful agile projects using the scum methodology.
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on 16 September 2013
This book provides a comprehensive description of the Scrum framework backed up by plenty of discussion, illustrations and practical tips. It's an excellent guide for the adoption and ongoing implementation of Scrum. It also covers advanced concepts such as Portfolio Planning, Envisioning and technical debt. Also useful is how the book relates key aspects of Scrum to economic realities by providing cost/benefit calculations to show how they support and affect decision making in the framework. This is excellent material to demonstrate the value of Scrum to commercial stakeholders. The author's accessible style and excellent layout of chapters make it very easy to read. An added benefit is the author's use of a set of icons and diagrams that can be downloaded from the books website and used in internal presentations.
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on 22 April 2015
Really useful book for anyone wanting to start using agile methodology for software development. Lots of theory but also enough practical examples to help you get going.
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