Category Archives: book

Is Scrum the same as Agile?

This week’s blog post is based on a chapter from our book, Scrum 101: the most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum, which is available to buy for $12.60. Agile is the underlying values and principles that Scrum lives by as documented in the Agile Manifesto (Beck et al., 2001). You cannot apply the Scrum framework without… Read More »

What is the Agile Manifesto?

This week’s blog post is based on a chapter from our book, Scrum 101: the most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum, which is available to buy for £9.90. In 2001, a group of seventeen software specialists met in a ski resort in Utah, USA. They came from a variety of backgrounds and had no unifying approach,… Read More »

What is Scrum?

This week’s blog post is based on a chapter from our book, Scrum 101: the most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum, which is available to buy for £9.90. Scrum is a framework that can be used to help apply the core values and principles of the Agile Manifesto (Beck et al., 2001), and is especially effective… Read More »

Down with the kids

Inspiration sometimes comes from unlikely places. Last weekend, I took my children to the Story Museum in Oxford for a reading of The BFG (by the amazing stage actor Anthony Pedley). Anyone with children will know what happens after any such event: there is an obligatory trip to the gift shop. Annoyingly, most gift shops… Read More »

New book release

We have finally finished our first book! “Scrum 101: the most frequently asked questions about Agile with Scrum” in now available to buy on LeanPub. Why did we write a book? I was finding that the same questions were cropping up during training sessions and talks that I was giving on agile and Scrum. So I… Read More »

Drum-Buffer-Rope

“Here’s the problem: We’ve got a line of kids on a hike in the woods. In the middle of the line, we’ve got Herbie. We’ve already taken the pack off Herbie’s back to help him go faster, but he’s still the slowest. Everybody wants to go faster than Herbie. But if that happens, the line… Read More »

Best books of 2015

I’ve read some cracking books over the last 12 months. Some of them have literally changed my life. So, in case you’re looking for a good read this Christmas or struggling to decide what to buy the PO in your life, here are a few recommendations from me and my friends. My top 5 Out… Read More »