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Scrum – an Introduction

A guide to the rules of the game and its history

Language:  English
This eBook explains what Scrum is, the roles, events, artifacts and rules, and the simple yet, challenging nature of Scrum. With tips from the author’s experience as Scrum trainer and agile coach.
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  1. The author
  2. What is Scrum?
  3. Scrum and Agile
  4. Scrum and Agile - a brief history lesson
  5. Scrum theory
  6. Scrum values
  7. The Product Backlog – a Scrum artifact
  8. The Scrum Team
    1. The Product Owner
    2. The Development Team
    3. Development Team Size
    4. The Scrum Master
    5. Combining roles?
    6. What is the role of management in Scrum?
  9. Scrum events
    1. The Sprint
    2. Sprint Planning
    3. Sprint Backlog and Sprint Goal
    4. Daily Scrum
    5. Monitoring Sprint Progress
    6. Sprint Review
    7. Sprint Retrospective
  10. Scrum artifacts – quick reference
    1. Product Backlog
    2. Sprint Backlog
    3. Increment
  11. References and further reading

This eBook will explain what Scrum is, the roles, events, artifacts and rules, and the simple yet, challenging nature of Scrum, its relation to agile and outline their history. If you are looking for a Scrum primer this is the book for you. Throughout the book the author has included tips and practical examples from his experience as Scrum trainer and agile coach. Good practices that can be combined with the Scrum framework are clearly marked and described in relation to the Scrum events. The books also include a quick reference for all the Scrum events and artifacts for quick and easy access.

About the author

Benjamin is a professional agile coach, trainer and innovation mentor. Benjamin is recognized worldwide as an expert in Agile and Scrum and he holds the two highest-level certifications in the field: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach) by the Scrum Alliance. He has trained over 1000 students and coached a variety of organizations; small, large, privat, public and government.   His focus is on helping organizations achieve business agility, make product teams go faster and deliver more value. Benjamin has more than 15 years experience as business developer, management consultant, entrepreneur and investor. Benjamin is now using Lean and agile frameworks in his work with both large organizations and growth stage start-ups. Benjamin is also a published author focusing on business development and Scrum in his writings. He is also trained in Co-active coaching by Coaches Training Institute.

Benjamin Sommer