Our thoughts on this book
The book was enjoyable although I found it a bit dry. I appreciated the imparted wisdom. It is a book with a lot of good information for the younger audience.
Although the book was relevant I found it repetitive at times.
Scrum is definitely one of the most useful books I’ve read. It showed me an easy framework that leaves nothing to chance. I would definitely take the time to reread this book!
Scrum helps people get better, faster results through maximizing productivity. Utilizing Scrum methods such as OODA loop (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act) or PDCA (Plan, Do, Check, Act), individuals or team members can continuously improve via iterations of sprints. What’s great about Scrum is that it can be used within any profession or organization.
Scrum teaches how to work faster and emphasises the importance of process-process-process. The book uses lots of insightful examples that inspired the methodology, including some fascinating life-saving military processes. Now I can better understand how Scrum became a workplace standard and why we’ve been doing it at PD from the get-go.
I have two words for you: LIFE. SAVER. I would give you more words but the book has taught me to do twice the work in half the time so “life saver” is all you need to know. If you have any appreciation for the transience of time, you will read this book. They don’t know this yet, but everyone in my family will be getting their own copy of Scrum for their birthdays.
Changing your project management system using a board with sticky notes and doing daily stand-up meetings can improve your team’s workflows, efficiency and accountability. This book explains how to scrum properly and why it works for so many different organizations. I was especially intrigued by the implementation in classrooms for education.
I picked up this book looking for new process strategies. I had no idea how much I’d love the book and author. In Scrum, Jeff Sutherland not only presents a new strategy to do things differently in life and work, but he very earnestly explains why. From the ‘crime of waste’ and the ‘pursuit of happiness’ to philosophy and strategies of the troops on the ground – this book has many answers:
• Why are our projects (especially government) always late and past budget?
• How much autonomy to team members is too much?
• How can we ship a project in 6 months that requires two years to build?
Scrum has become an essential read in our organization. If your run your own team, make sure to pick the book up ASAP.
Worth reading twice.