__________________________ The definitive account of the Scrum
methodology from its co-creator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff
Sutherland. Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project
management and team building that has helped to transform
everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare
in major American hospitals. In this major new book its originator,
Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it
operates - and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere.
Take the FBI attempt to digitize its records, for example. As with
so many software projects the first attempt failed, having taken
four years and cost over $400 million.Then the FBI turned to Scrum,
and just over a year later unveiled a functioning system that cost
less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the
staff. And it's not just grand projects that Scrum can help with.
Every organisation, whatever its size, constantly has to come to
grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget.
Scrum shows you how. It explains how to define precisely what it is
that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve
it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully
completed. Filled with practical examples drawn from all types and
organisation it will make you rethink the fundamentals of
successful management - and show you how to get things done however
everyday or ambitious, however small or large your organisation.
__________________________ 'Full of engaging stories and real-world
examples. The project management method known as Scrum may be the
most widely deployed productivity tool among high-tech companies.
On a mission to put this tool into the hands of the broader
business world for the first time, Jeff Sutherland succeeds
brilliantly.' - ERIC RIES, New York Times bestselling author of THE
LEAN STARTUP 'Engaging, persuasive and extremely practical... Scrum
provides a simple framework for solving what seem like intractable
and complicated work problems. Amazingly, this book will not only
make your life at work and home easier, but also, better and
happier.' - SHAWN ACHOR, New York Times bestselling author of
BEFORE HAPPINESS and THE HAPPINESS ADVANTAGE 'Scrum is mandatory
reading for any leader, whether they're leading troops on the
battlefield or in the marketplace. The challenges of today's world
don't permit the luxury of slow, inefficient work. Success requires
tremendous speed, enormous productivity, and an unwavering
commitment to achieving results. In other words, success requires
Scrum.' - U.S. General BARRY McCAFFREY 'Jeff Sutherland is the
master of creating high-performing teams. The subtitle of this book
understates Scrum's impact. If you don't get three times the
results in one-third the time, you aren't doing it right!' - SCOTT
MAXWELL, Founder & Senior Managing Director, OpenView Venture
Partners 'This deceptively simple system is the most powerful way
I've seen to improve the effectiveness of any team. I started using
it with my business and family halfway through reading the book. -
LEO BABAUTA, creator of ZEN HABITS '[Scrum] dramatically increases
productivity while reducing employees' frustrations with the
typical corporate nonsense. This book is the best description I've
seen of how this process can work across many industries. Senior
leaders should not just read the book - they should do what
Sutherland recommends.' - PROFESSOR JEFFREY PFEFFER, Stanford
Business School; co-author of THE KNOWING-DOING GAP
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Wed, 27 Jan 2016 | Review by: Lauren P
This is a really great book. It's eye-opening with regards to leadership, teamwork, and how to be more efficient.
It's a great read to learn something new. I recommend it.
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