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Agile Software Development with SCRUM

by: Ken Schwaber; Mike Beedle

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Publisher: PRENTICE HALL,15.10.2001


ISBN: 0130676349
ISBN13: 9780130676344

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Arguably the most important book about managing technology and systems development efforts, this book describes building systems using the deceptively simple process, Scrum. Readers will come to understand a new approach to systems development projects that cuts through the complexity and ambiguity of complex, emergent requirements and unstable technology to iteratively and quickly produce quality software.


Learn how to immediately start producing software incrementally regardless of existing engineering practices or methodologies

Learn how to simplify the implementation of Agile processes

Learn how to simplify XP implementation through a Scrum wrapper

Learn why Agile processes work and how to manage them

Understand the theoretical underpinnings of Agile processes




Thorough description of Scrum practices.

Illustrates how Agile processes work and how to manage them.

  Large number of end-to-end case studies.

Shows a wide range of people and projects have been successful using Scrum.


Author Bio

Ken Schwaber is president of Advanced Development Methods (ADM), a company dedicated to improving the software development practice. He is an experienced software developer, product manager, and industry consultant. Schwaber initiated the process management product revolution of the early 1990's and also worked with Jeff Sutherland to formulate the initial versions of the Scrum development process.

  Mike Beedle, an experienced software development practitioner, is the founder and CEO of e-Architects, Inc., a management and technical consulting company that helps its clients develop software in record time. Beedle has contributed to thousands of software projects for the last 20 years, and has used, recommended, and guided others to implement Scrum since 1995.


Table of Contents


1. Introduction.

2. Great Ready for Scrum!

3. Scrum Practices.

4. Applying Scrum.

5. Why Scrum?

6. Why Does Scrum Work?

7. Advanced Scrum Applications.

8. Scrum and the Organization.

9. Scrum Values.