Editor reviews

The hugely successful “Scrum” principles developed by author Jeff Sutherland are detailed in his audiobook Scrum, narrated by J. J. Sutherland. These principles have revolutionised the way teams are managed and projects delivered since their development. Enormously large names in business the world over are devoted to these principles and have successfully implemented them with remarkable outcomes. These principles are also applicable not just to business but to all facets of life. Let this book teach you all you need to know about these principles and how to use them to your advantage. Available now from Audible.
Show More Show Less

Summary

By the man who helped invent the red-hot management process known as "Scrum", Scrum unveils what is wrong with the way we currently do work, and how a simple set of principles, applied in exactly the right sequence, can accelerate productivity and quality as much as 1,200 percent.
Scrum (which gets its name from the formation in rugby in which the whole team locks its arms to gain control of the ball) is the reason that Amazon can launch a new feature on its website every day. It's why the Red River Army Depot in Texas was able to roll out armored Humvees 39 times faster than before. It's how the FBI finally created a massive terrorist-tracking database.
The reason for the rapid embrace of Scrum across so many disciplines is simple: organizations that implement Scrum typically double productivity and quality - and sometimes the increase can be as much as 12-fold. But the promise of Scrum as a project management tool extends far beyond business. Much as Atul Gawande did in The Checklist Manifesto, Sutherland shows how this unique approach to problem solving and team optimization has nearly universal application.
At bottom, Scrum is about coming together with your team, looking at what you're doing, and course correcting. It may be the key to solving some of this era's most intractable problems.
Please note: The author has intentionally omitted three consecutive pages of the 256-page print edition from this audiobook.
©2014 Jeff Sutherland (P)2014 Random House Audio
Show More Show Less

Regular price: £22.99

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free
  • 1 credit/month after trial – choose any book, any price
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel
  • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • After your trial, Audible is just £7.99/month
Select or Add a new payment method

Buy Now with 1 Credit

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Buy Now for £22.99

Pay using card ending in
By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file. Please see our Privacy Notice, Cookies Notice and Interest-based Ads Notice.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Zimmy on 13-03-15

Scrum is great but...

Scrum is a great way of working & this book is a must read if you are a project manager or involved in development but one star off for saying "When *I* invented Scrum..." about 60 million times. It smacks of rewriting history & I'm sure others were involved.

Read more Hide me

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Kelly on 27-12-14

Brilliant refresher

Brilliant refresher for those who know Scrum well as well as a great introduction. Highly recommended read.

Read more Hide me

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

See all reviews

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful
4 out of 5 stars
By Austin on 24-10-15

A 7 hour sales pitch "made for why, not how"

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I actually would, it was not a bad book by any stretch and I learned a fair bit. However I feel this book could be quickly cut down by 3 hours.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

This guy is super self-indulgent. I enjoy scrum and I love that he is passionate about his creation, but it's painful.

Which character – as performed by JJ Sutherland – was your favorite?

N/A

Read more Hide me

27 of 28 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By punkmasta on 31-08-15

Great book but...

I'm new to audiobooks and my fear of listening to books like this is that I wouldn't be able to scroll to a the appendix and see some of the graphics discussed. It would be really cool if you could get an access code with the audiobook that would give you access to a website that shows the appendix or any other graphic discussed

Read more Hide me

66 of 70 people found this review helpful

See all reviews