Foreword by Jim Highsmith

“Scrum is elegantly deceptive. It is one of the easiest frameworks to understand yet one of the hardest frameworks to implement well.” So begins Chapter 1 of this thought-provoking and valuable guide to Scrum. I’ve seen too many organizations get caught up in the assumed simplicity of Scrum—they never seem to make it past Scrum 101 to a mature view of Scrum. They practice “rule-based” agility and don’t appear to see the irony. They don’t understand that change, particularly in larger organizations, will be difficult—the path bumpy—no matter how devoted they are to implementation—and that a few simple rules just aren’t enough. This guide helps you move beyond Scrum 101 to a mature, realistic implementation. It isn’t about ...

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