Scrum

  • by Jeff Sutherland, JJ Sutherland
  • Narrated by JJ Sutherland
  • 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.

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Audible 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.

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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.
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- Zimmy

Brilliant refresher

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

Book Details

  • Release Date: 30-09-2014
  • Publisher: Random House Audio