In the same sense that it takes the proverbial village to raise a child, it takes a community to capture the patterns of a powerful discipline like Scrum. The authors have drawn insights from the thousands and thousands of Scrum practitioners worldwide with whom we have worked for many years. These are the folks on the front line, in the trenches, whose work bears out what works well and what doesn’t work well in complex system development. We first and foremost acknowledge them—or perhaps we should say “you”—as those of our community who have contributed both directly and indirectly to the hard-won insights here. Thanks to all of you out there.

We also thank the Hillside Group, our umbrella “chartering” organization for sending ...

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