Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

March 11, 2020 - Comment

For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live.  In the future, historians may look back on human progress and draw a sharp line

For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live.
 
In the future, historians may look back on human progress and draw a sharp line designating “before Scrum” and “after Scrum.” Scrum is that ground-breaking.  It already drives most of the world’s top technology companies. And now it’s starting to spread to every domain where leaders wrestle with complex projects.
 
If you’ve ever been startled by how fast the world is changing, Scrum is one of the reasons why. Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there’s no more lucid – or compelling – explainer of Scrum and its bright promise than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago.
 
The thorny problem Jeff began tackling back then boils down to this: people are spectacularly bad at doing things with agility and efficiency. Best laid plans go up in smoke. Teams often work at cross purposes to each other. And when the pressure rises, unhappiness soars. Drawing on his experience as a West Point-educated fighter pilot, biometrics expert, early innovator of ATM technology, and V.P. of engineering or CTO at eleven different technology companies, Jeff began challenging those dysfunctional realities, looking  for solutions that would have global impact.
 
In this book you’ll journey to Scrum’s front lines where Jeff’s system of deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement is, among other feats, bringing the FBI into the 21st century, perfecting the design of an affordable 140 mile per hour/100 mile per gallon car, helping NPR report fast-moving action in the Middle East, changing the way pharmacists interact with patients, reducing poverty in the Third World, and even helping people plan their weddings and accomplish weekend chores. 
 
Woven with insights from martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines, Scrum is consistently riveting. But the most important reason to read this book is that it may just help you achieve what others consider unachievable – whether it be inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or, closer to home, a building a foundation for your family to thrive and prosper.

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Anonymous says:

A Study on Megalomania; but still worth reading If you would believe all that Jeff Sutherland claims in his book, then you’d believe he won the Vietnam war singlehandedly, cured cancer, prevented the US economy from collapsing, and invented the ATM.Though his will and magnificence alone, he buried General MacArthur, shouting, “There can be only one!”His son fixed NPR, taking it from a middling lemonade-stand outfit to the national, public, and radio organ it is today. His son fixed it using Scrum (the only…

Anonymous says:

dang, buddy, save some ego for the rest of us If I had a nickel for every time he calls someone or something “stupid”, I’d have at least $100. His ego rivals Kanye West and Donald Trump. Most of the book is “this is why I am the best” “this is why I know more than you” “if they listened to me, they’d still be in business” “if you don’t apply SCRUM you’re stupid”. Like dang, buddy, save some ego for the rest of us. The “SCRUM System” he developed genuinely seems like it’s helpful and applying…

Anonymous says:

The book should be called ” Biography of Jeff Sutherland” Boring book, does not teach you anything about Scrum itself. Couple of methods here and there are thrown in there without giving further explanation, but the whole book is basically about how Jeff Sutherland is the man. Jeff created this, saves this company, helped this person the title of the book should just be called Biography of Jeff Sutherland. Also throwing in the book just bunch of random quotes and examples of other books and stories that were just Googled probably to add it to the…

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