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  • Copyright 2021
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 224
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-486228-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-486228-6

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.
--Dave West, CEO and Product Owner, Scrum.org
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.

Three leading Scrum experts bring together proven practices based on decades of real-life experience participating in, leading, and supporting Scrum Teams. They introduce a team as it starts out with Scrum and follow it as it gains hard-won practical experience, gradually mastering the intense collaboration that Scrum demands.

As you share the teams experience--facing and overcoming realistic challenges--youll discover better ways to work together, enhance your practices, leverage tools, continuously improve, and deliver functionality in ever-shorter cycles.
  • Understand how Scrum Teams work, collaborate, and promote transparency
  • Explore common problems that lead less experienced Scrum Teams to give up
  • Find your Scrum Teams best approach to solving complex adaptive problems
  • Integrate DevOps practices with Scrum to improve effectiveness
  • Productively and professionally resolve conflicts that arise from close collaboration
  • Help your organization learn how to improve its results by better supporting its Scrum Teams
This guide is for anyone who works with Scrum Teams or wants to become more effective as a Scrum Team member or leader.

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Introduction xv
Acknowledgments xxi
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
Summary 25

Chapter 2: Common Problems 27
Missing Basics 29
Common Misunderstandings about Scrum 38
Avoidable Errors 46
Summary 54

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
Summary 83

Chapter 4: Releasable Is Less Than Released 85
What Is DevOps? 86
How to Combine Scrum and DevOps 91
Summary 99

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
Summary 119

Chapter 6: Measure Success 121
Working Toward Goals 122
Improving Team Results 132
Summary 141

Chapter 7: Scrum and Management 143
The Role of Management in Scrum 144
How to Enable Self-organization 148
Summary 152

Chapter 8: The Agile Organization 153
Organizational Structures Can Either Help or Hinder Scrum 154
Complex Organizations Need Radical Simplicity 159
Summary 164

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
Summary 182

Bibliography 183
Index 185


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