Chapter 1. Scrum: Simple, Not Easy

Scrum is elegantly deceptive. It is one of the easiest frameworks to understand yet one of the hardest frameworks to implement well. I say “implement well” because Scrum’s inherent simplicity can seduce teams into thinking it is easy to do, when in reality it can take years to do it well. Scrum seems to go against the common wisdom acquired through many, many years of waterfall development. Therefore, it stands to reason that it will take a while to unlearn bad habits and adjust to a new reality.

In the appendix of this book I explain the mechanics of Scrum. If you are not familiar with Scrum and how it works, I suggest you start there. If you already have some background on what Scrum is, you know that the ...

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