Thursday, August 07, 2008

How to start with Scrum

The best way to start SCRUM is to hire someone who worked in such environment - likely SCRUM Master. But if you want to learn about SCRUM from the Internet and books here is my checklist.

The best book I've ever read on SCRUM is Henrik Kniberg's ebook:
SCRUM and XP from Trenches

Quite short and comprehensive introduction to SCRUM by Pete Deemer and Gabrielle Benefield:
SCRUM Primer

The shortest encyclopedic description available on Wikipedia:
SCRUM (Development)

Good way to learn is to take good examples. One of them is Atlassian - you can learn how they do SCRUM with XP from their blog:
SCRUM and XP in Atlassian

If you want to have up-to-date news about SCRUM and agile world in general you should subscribe to some RSS feeds:
http://feeds.agilesoftwaredevelopment.com
http://www.scrumalliance.org/rss

I also have to mention Ken Schwaber's book (their are absolutely MUST):

If you are currently using Scrum you have to be also aware that even with this framework you can screw up. This presentation tells you what to do in order to succeed: 10 ways to screw up with Scrum and XP

Image taken from Henrik Kniberg's e-book

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