Monday, June 2, 2008

Scrum Link List

As I've been talking about the Scrum software development process framework and its associated terms and phrases like agile, velocity, productivity, reduced defect rate, I have collected some great links.

Getting up to Speed on Scrum

After reading the definition on Wikipedia, I recommend watching Jeff Sutherland's presentation at:

It presents real industry data and case studies that demonstrate how teams have transformed themselves by introducing agile practices using Scrum. It will definitely make you want to learn more.

Scrum Definition:
Concise definition and links:

Hirotaka Takeuchi, coined the term Scrum in 1986 after studying how Japanese companies increased their productivity and competitiveness:

Hirotake Takeuchi's book on Knowledge Management:

Presentations about Scrum:
"The Agile Enterprise: Real World Experience in Creating Agile Companies", by Jeff Sutherland:

"Scrum, et al", by Ken Scwaeber, co-inventor of the scrum method for software development, presented at Google:

"Scrum Tuning: Lessons Learned from Scrum implementation at Google", by Jeff Sutherland, co-inventor of the scrum method for software development:

"The Roots of Scrum", by Jeff Sutherland. A presentation with lots of empirical data and examples. He discusses the roots of Scrum within Japanese businesses like Toyota, and about his own experience with medical companies using Scrum:

Audio Lessons:

These three introductions to Scrum by Ken Schwaber are excellent. They give you very clean and clear definitions of what the major aspects of Scrum are. Listen while you jog, listen while you drive, but just listen:

Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

Agile Software Development with Scrum, by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle:

Scrum and XP from the Trenches, a 90 Page Experience Report, by Henrik Kniberg:

Previous Posts by Me:
I have written a few posts recently about scrum and agile. You can find all those by clicking here.

Enjoy the links!