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Agile Software Development with SCRUM » (1st Edition)

Book cover image of Agile Software Development with SCRUM by Ken Schwaber

Authors: Ken Schwaber, Mike Beedle
ISBN-13: 9780130676344, ISBN-10: 0130676349
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Date Published: October 2001
Edition: 1st Edition

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Author Biography: Ken Schwaber

Ken Schwaber is president of Advanced Development Methods (ADM), a company dedicated to improving the software development practice. He is an experienced software developer, product manager, and industry consultant. Schwaber initiated the process management product revolution of the early 1990's and also worked with Jeff Sutherland to formulate the initial versions of the Scrum development process.

Mike Beedle, an experienced software development practitioner, is the founder and CEO of e-Architects, Inc., a management and technical consulting company that helps its clients develop software in record time. Beedle has contributed to thousands of software projects for the last 20 years, and has used, recommended, and guided others to implement Scrum since 1995.

Book Synopsis

eXtreme Programming is an ideal many software shops would love to reach, but with the constant pressures to produce software quickly, they cannot actually implement it. The Agile software process allows a company to implement eXtreme Programming quickly and immediately-and to begin producing software incrementally in as little as 30 days! Implementing eXtreme Programming is easier said than done. The process can be time consuming and actually slow down current software projects that are in process. This book shows readers how to use SCRUM, an Agile software development process, to quickly and seamlessly implement XP in their shop-while still producing actual software. Using SCRUM and the Agile process can virtually eliminate all downtime during an XP implementation.


A deceptively simple process called Scrum, a new approach to systems development projects, is described here. Application development managers will learn how to simplify the implementation of Agile processes with Scrum, how to simplify XP implementation through a Scrum wrapper, how to understand the theoretical underpinnings of Agile processes, and why Agile processes work and how to manage them. Material is of interest to the software development community at large. Schwaber is president of a software development consultancy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Table of Contents

2Get Ready for Scrum!23
3Scrum Practices31
4Applying Scrum57
5Why Scrum?89
6Why Does Scrum Work?105
7Advanced Scrum Applications123
8Scrum And the Organization140
9Scrum Values147




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