Scrum and XP From the Trenches

Right on target

My rating: 5/5

My company is undergoing a slow transition towards using Scrum as the primary software development method. It is indeed a grassroot revolution emerging from development teams all around the company. About a year ago we in my team decided to join this movement and I – as I always do when I need to learn something new – went to the source to learn Scrum thouroughly. The source in this case is of course Ken Schwaber’s Agile Software Development with Scrum.

That book was great, giving me all the theory I needed to start implementing Scrum, but it was not until I’ve read Henrik Kniberg’s Scrum and XP From the Trenches that the picture became clear to me. This book throws out all the theory; You’re supposed to know the basics like what a product backlog is, daily scrums, etc. Instead this book is all about practical issues. What worked, what didn’t. Henrik gives you all his experiences in a very concise form that makes it really easy to digest – even for those in the team that has less interest in the subject.

If you’re only goint to read one book about Scrum, this is the one! Get it. The PDF version is free of charge.

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2009-06-08 14:48:46

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