Thursday, January 15, 2009

Scrum - info and links for starters

Being a Certified Scrum Master and working with Scrum for over a year, people quite often come to me asking for directions about information on Scrum.
I created this post to keep this information handy for me next time I am asked for this and to share it with the community.

Is, in their own words, "nonprofit organization committed to delivering articles, resources, courses, and events that will help Scrum users be successful". It was founded by Ken Schwaber, Mike Cohn and Esther Derby some of the founders of Scrum itself. There is one specific article which points the user to important fundamentals of Scrum like sprints and user stories. The Glossary of Terms of Scrum is very useful tool for anyone browsing through Scum information through the web or books.

Is "the home of the Certified ScrumMasters organization, offering training, gatherings, information, and materials regarding Scrum, including frequent articles". Amongst their resources you can find this brief overview of Scrum and

  • Videos
This video (with legend) from Ken Schwaber is also a great introductory resource. It is a speech given by him at Google.
  • Books
In general, all the books by Ken Schwaber regarding Scrum are great (if not the best) references for understanding and starting the use of Scrum in your company. I would begin with "Agile Project Management With Scrum" and then, after having the basics in your mind read "The Enterprise and Scrum".

Have fun!

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