Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

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Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time 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 StartupEngaging persuasive and extremely practical Scrum provides a simple framework for solving what seem like intractable and complicated work problems Its hard to make forward progress when you cant see your impediments clearly Sutherland offers a lens to remedy that 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 This book contains immensepractical value that could be transformative foryour company If you have a project that reuires people to accomplish your first act should be to read and be guided by Scrum Stephen Lundin New York Times bestselling author of Fish A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve PerformanceScrum is mandatory reading for any leader whether theyre leading troops on the battlefield or in the marketplace The challenges of todays world dont permit the luxury of slow inefficient work Success reuires tremendous speed enormous productivity and an unwavering commitment to achieving results In other words success reuires Scrum General Barry McCaffrey Jeff Sutherland has written the essence of Scrum for the masses In this easy to read book which is filled with lively stories apt metaphors and illuminating uotes Jeff has converted all the tacit knowledge he has gained as a West Point cadet fighter pilot in Vietnam Aikido enthusiast academic technology expert and father of Scrum into wisdom This book elevates Scrum from a fix it tool to a way of life Hirotaka Takeuchi Professor of Management Practice Harvard Business SchoolJeff Sutherland s book masterfully speaks truth to the political complexities that easily stand in the way of getting a lot of work done in the least amount of time He lays out a doctrine of simplicity showing with surprising insight how to categorize roadblocks systematize solutions choose action over prolonged study and retain the important emotional aspects of work that ground meaningful interactions The busy professionals wholl likely be drawn to this book will find not only an effective manual for getting things done but also a how to guide for living a meaningful life John Maeda Design Partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield ByersThis extraordinary book shows a new way to simplify your life and work increase your focus and getdone in less time than you ever thought possible Brian Tracy bestselling author of Eat that Frog and Time PowerI ve used Scrum on projects big and smallthroughout my software career with great success It s the bestway I knowto manage small teamsand no doubt has applications beyond software This book cuts through the jargon and pedagogy and gets to the essence of what makes it work Adam MessingerChief TechnologyOfficer Twitter EngagingSutherland tackles the problem of the perennially late over budget projectand actually shows how to solve itHis fascinating examples of rescued projects will change the way you think and act Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap authors of Deep Smarts How to Cultivate and Transfer Enduring Business Wisdom Jeff Sutherland is the master of creating high performing teams The subtitle of this book understates Scrums impactIf you dont get three times the results in one third the time you arent doing it right Scott Maxwell Founder Senior Managing Director OpenView Venture PartnersJeff Sutherland used the common sense but seldom applied principles of the uality movement user centered design and lean development to come up with a process that dramatically increases productivity while reducing employees frustrations with the typical corporate nonsense This book is the best description Ive seen of how this process can work across many industries Senior leaders should not just read the bookthey should do what Sutherland recommends Jeffrey Pfeffer Professor Stanford Business School and c author of The Knowing Doing Gap GroundbreakingWill upend peoples assumptions about how productive they can actually beHere Jeff Sutherland discloses to the non tech world the elegantly simple process that programmers and Web developers have been using since he invented Scrum showing how a small empowered and dedicated team can deliver significantly higher uality work at a faster pace through introspection iteration and adaptation Michael Mangi Senior VP of Interactive Technology Social OgilvyAs a warrior citizen of the United States Army Reserve co founder of a software startup and harried father of teens I found myself instantly drawn to this eye opening guide which suggests how we can balance our vital roles with discipline and joyful diligenceSutherlands secret to surmounting professional and personal obstacles is approaching tasks with deliberate attention and a resilient mindset This book will change the way you do everything Even better it will help you feel good in the process Just read it and getdone Arnold V Strong CEO of BrightNeighbor and Colonel US Army ReserveThis 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 HabitsJeff Sutherland is currently the CEO of Scrum Inc and Senior Adviser to OpenView Venture Partners where he coaches venture funded companies One of the original signers of the Agile Manifesto and a father of the Scrum movement he travels the world conducting training and speaking You can find him at scruminc

  • Hardcover
  • 258 pages
  • Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
  • Jeff Sutherland
  • English
  • 17 June 2016
  • B00JI54HCU

About the Author: Jeff Sutherland

Jeff is the co creator of Scrum and a leading expert on how the framework has evolved to meet the needs of today s business The methodology he developed in 1993 and formalized in 1995 with Ken Schwaber has since been adopted by the vast majority of software development companies around the world But Jeff realized that the benefits of Scrum are not limited to software and product development He has adapted this successful strategy for several other industries including finance healthcare higher education and telecom As the CEO of Scrum Inc and the Senior Advisor and Agile Coach to OpenView Venture Partners Jeff sets the vision for success with Scrum He continues to share best practices with organizations around the globe and has written extensively on Scrum rules and methods