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Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners by Ilan Goldstein download in pdf, ePub, iPad

In the book you have some great advise for how teams can deal with impediments. Originally the book was intended primarily for ScrumMasters who had started their agile journey but were still finding their feet. The book comprises of thirty shortcuts that are written in an easy to read, friendly, conversation style that can be read from cover to cover or as an ad-hoc reference. You may have multiple deep specialists working on a single Scrum team. The pragmatic approach taken here is an excellent place to start, and the text is wittily accompanied with illustrations drawn by Colin Tan.

You get only one chance

Whilst some in the Agile community may not necessarily agree with each recommendation in the book, it includes a large array of options that should appeal to the novice and expert ScrumMaster alike. Like Wonka when he finally returns, Goldstein isn't afraid to polarise. You work closely with Ilan day-to-day. Whatever your role, Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners will help you take your Scrum skills and expertise to the next level and achieve better results in every Scrum project you participate in.

In other words, it was for those going through the difficulties getting Scrum up and running after an initial introduction. If you are new to Scrum then don't be worry. By the authors own admission, this book is primarily targetted at those in the ScrumMaster role although is applicable to anyone interested in approaches to Scrum.

The issue that I was encountering

You get only one chance to make a first impression, so if you strike before the optimal time, enacting change becomes that much harder. The issue that I was encountering was the fact that so many people were getting excited about Scrum as a concept and yet were really struggling with the real-world, day-to-day implementation issues.