This book is a guide for managers, Scrum Masters and agile coaches who are interested in agile organizational methods and who are planning to introduce Scrum at their own company. Scrum is not only a product development framework but can also be used to structure activities for agile and lean organizational development.
Divided into six major parts, the book first introduces and defines the Scrum Culture briefly. It explains its relevance, highlights a number of pain points typical for first encounters with Scrum, and embeds it in an introduction to organizational change. This is complemented with many real-life examples that help to apply the concepts to readers' own specific contexts. The second part describes the principles of introducing Scrum in detail, while the third part embarks on the practical application of these principles, drawing on a wealth of experience gathered in many successful introduction projects. Part four focuses on a detailed case study of a Scrum transformation before part five provides the scientific background information and study details that led to the findings in part one. In closing, part six offers a number of appendices with extensive information on Scrum and its principles.
The second edition of this book has been updated throughout and fundamentally re-organized for better readability.
Dominik Maximini, MBA, is one of scrum.org's professional scrum trainers and Senior Managing Consultant at NovaTec Consulting GmbH in Germany. He helps organizations of all sizes and branches to increase their competitiveness and reaction time through the introduction of adequate agile methods. Ken Schwaber, co-inventor of Scrum, says about him: "I have had the opportunity to work with Dominik. He is skilled in Scrum, and more important - applying it to the challenges of software development. I hope others have the same opportunity."
Part I: the Scrum Culture.- Part II: The Theory of Introducing Scrum.- Part III: The Practical Appication of Kotter's Principles.- Part IV: Case Study.- Part V: The Scientific Part of the Scrum Culture.- Part VI: Additional Information.