The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Scrum – A Brief Review of the Basics (and a Few Interesting Tidbits)
A brief history
The underlying concepts of Scrum
Brief review of the Scrum framework
Dysfunctions or true constraints?
Is your team ready for Scrum?
Release Planning – Tuning Product Development
Start at the beginning – product backlog
Release planning – when will you set your features free?
Sprint Planning – Fine-tune the Sprint Commitment
Sprint planning basics
Preparing for sprint planning
Running the sprint planning meeting
Improving sprint planning
Sprint! Visible, Collaborative, and Meaningful Work
How the Scrum team should work
Working in a sprint
The misunderstood daily scrum meeting
Individual influences to the work of the sprint
What's 'Norm'al for one team is not for another
A corporate culture and its impact on teamwork
The End? Improving Product and Process One Bite at a Time
Sprint review – inspecting and adapting the product
Sprint retrospective – inspecting and adapting processes and teamwork
Why should we care about reviews and retrospectives?
The Criticality of Real-time Information
Yesterday's news is old news
Through the Scrum microscope
Scrum microscope summary
When physical taskboards and conversations aren't enough
Waste and obstacle removal
Scrum Values Expose Fear, Dysfunction, and Waste
Prepare for change aches and pains
The five core values of Scrum
Everyday Leadership for the ScrumMaster and Team
First, what kind of personality do you have?
Portrait of a leader
How to become a better ScrumMaster
Know your communication style
Other ScrumMaster characteristics
Which ScrumMaster persona are you?
Shaping the Agile Organization
Will Agile cause a ripple, or a tsunami?
Culture change requires a multi-faceted approach
Self-actualizing individuals create an Agile organization
Don't go it alone
Avoiding Scrum as a panacea
Why change? What blocks?
Immunity to change
Face it, Scrum might not be for your organization
Scrum – Large and Small
Scrum stops the resource shell game
When Scrum gets big—dysfunction or constraint?
A real need for a project Grand Poobah
Scrum and the Future
A leaner Agile Manifesto
Redefining the role of the organization
Regular product reviews or demos
We are all ScrumMasters
The ScrumMaster's Responsibilities