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The Practical Guide to Optimizing Product Value through Better Teamwork with Scrum
Professional Scrum is hard, not because the ideas are hard, but because it requires persistence, focus, and dedication to not let the day-to-day realities get in the way. In this book, Peter, Uwe, and Kurt have provided a collection of materials to help the Scrum Team deliver value and feel happy doing it.Teams and individuals find the rules of the Scrum Framework to be easy to describe but challenging to implement. The Professional Scrum Team helps you bring the Scrum Framework rules to life in your everyday work, optimizing both team and individual performance and creating more value.
--Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, Scrum.org
About the Authors xxv
Chapter 1: Being an Effective Scrum Team 1
Collaboration Between Product Owner and Development Team 3
Creating Transparency as a Scrum Team 10
Chapter 2: Common Problems 27
Missing Basics 29
Common Misunderstandings about Scrum 38
Avoidable Errors 46
Chapter 3: Scrum Is Not Enough 55
Strategy: Take Care of the Big Picture 56
Tactics: Work from Idea to Result 62
How to Improve Cross-functionality 71
Coping with Constant Change 77
Chapter 4: Releasable Is Less Than Released 85
What Is DevOps? 86
How to Combine Scrum and DevOps 91
Chapter 5: Resolving Conflict 101
Conflict That Can Be Solved by People Involved 102
Conflict That Needs Outside Intervention 107
Toxic Conflict That Needs Stronger Intervention 114
Chapter 6: Measure Success 121
Working Toward Goals 122
Improving Team Results 132
Chapter 7: Scrum and Management 143
The Role of Management in Scrum 144
How to Enable Self-organization 148
Chapter 8: The Agile Organization 153
Organizational Structures Can Either Help or Hinder Scrum 154
Complex Organizations Need Radical Simplicity 159
Chapter 9: Continuous Improvement Never Stops 167
How to Keep Improvement Continuous 168
Retrospectives as the Driver for Improvement 173
Will Scrum Ever Be Complete? 176