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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.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1655 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Publisher: Dymaxicon (July 30 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007P5N8D4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,555 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I bought this book with the hope of knowing some important though introductory details about Scrum but was kind of disappointed. The book is aptly titled and if you already work in a scrum environment, I suggest getting the longer version of this book because the info presented in this book will already be well known to you.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Brief, but I was left with questions April 6 2015
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Better examples and easier procedural descriptions would have helped. This needed an introduction that compares Scrum to conventional SDLC or conventional project management. Answer the questions, What is scrum for? Who uses scrum? How? When would you not use Scrum, etc.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It's Probably OK Nov. 14 2014
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It's probably OK as far as results go in working with a group of people but I'm just an individual person after individual results so this Scrum thing really doesn't apply to me.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Short and sweet Dec 22 2013
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A book written in a truly Agile style...small distinct pieces which are easily digestible.
A great resource to introduce the Agile concept to your dev team.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Well distilled and nicely told Aug. 7 2012
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One of the more drastic transitions at my current job was formally adapting Scrum in place of an informal, best-effort approach we used before. This book helped me grasp what Scrum is really about in less than an hour. There is no filler here, no anecdotes nor reiteration. Pure content, well distilled. Just what I needed. We have been trained more thoroughly since but it was this book which got me going.

I wish more introductory books were like this one: skipping the waffle, delivering just the gist of the subject.

Update: when I originally wrote the review, the book had display problems on Kindle Touch. This issue has been fixed since. The font size is very small but legible. One could argue this is deliberate for an introductory reference material, this way it's very easy to leaf through the book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview May 23 2012
By Brian Castelli - Published on
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Crisp and clear, this overview of Scrum delivers exactly what it promises. This little book is a great refresher after training.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great brief introduction to Scrum and Agile Processes! March 3 2013
By Joe - Published on
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1. The book offers a quick overview of the Scrum/Agile Process which I found very helpful and easy to read.
2. It work fine on the Kindle Fire so i guess the complaints were for the original kindle.
3. Buy this for .99 and become a bit smarter!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Save Your Money Nov. 1 2013
By M. Williams - Published on
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As soon as I picked up the package this book was delivered in I was disappointed. I will admit it is my own fault for not conducting the proper research to realize exactly how "brief" the book actually is, but I would expect to learn more for ten dollars. Save your money and read a couple web articles on the subject and you will be as well informed on the subject and $10 richer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent tool for explaining Agile and Scrum to general population Sept. 19 2013
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Our primarily waterfall-based organization is looking to introduce and implement Scrum Agile to cross-functional teams. Our CIO was looking for a "primer" to at least get everyone using the same terms and understanding the basic concepts. Needless to say - the search is over! All the important stuff is covered and in a way that non-IT team members can understand.
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