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50 Shades of Scrum
50 Shades of Scrum


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50 Shades of Scrum

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Last updated on 2016-01-01

About the Book

Is there a difference between Scrum and Agile?

If you are doing Scrum should you be doing TDD? And the other technical practices from XP?

If you are doing Scrum should you have a Kanban board? Should you limit WIP?

And what is this Scrum–Kanban rivally?

In this book we explore these questions and more.

We set out to show that the ways teams practice Scurm — and indeed agile development in general — contains many many vairations and differences. Some of these are good, some of these are not so good, some of these are at the heart of Scrum and some of these are just house rules, teams may play the game differently but the outcome is the same.

Oh, and we try to have a little fun along the way.

About the Authors

Allan Kelly
Allan Kelly

Allan Kelly works as an Agile Consultant, he advises teams from many different companies and domains on adopting and deepen Agile practices and development in general. When he is not with clients he writes far too much.  He specialises in working with software product companies and aligning products and processes with company strategy.  He is the author of three books: "Xanpan - team centric Agile Software Development", "Business Patterns for Software Developers" and “Changing Software Development: Learning to be Agile”; the originator of Retrospective Dialogue Sheets and a regular conference speaker. 

Chris Oldwood
Chris Oldwood

Chris is a freelance developer who started out as a bedroom coder in the 80’s writing assembler on 8-bit micros. These days it’s C++ and C# based applications and services in plush corporate offices. He writes the ACCU column "In The Toolbox" for their C Vu journal and contributes regularly to its sister magazine Overload and annual conference. Once a year he gets to commentate on the Godmanchester duck race.

Sander Hoogendoorn
Sander Hoogendoorn

Sander is an independent dad, mentor, trainer, software architect, programmer, speaker, and writer. He is a highly appreciated catalyst in the innovation of software development at his many international clients.

Well known as the author of the best-selling book This Is Agile, Sander coaches organizations, projects and teams, has written books on UML and agile, and published over 250 articles in international magazines. He is an inspiring (keynote) speaker at many international conferences, and presents seminars and training courses on a variety of topics such as (beyond) agile, Scrum, Kanban, software estimation, software architecture, microservices, design patterns, modeling and UML, writing code, and testing.

Kevlin Henney
Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney is an independent consultant, speaker, writer and trainer. His development interests are in patterns, programming, practice and process.

Kevlin has been a columnist for various magazines and websites and is co-author of A Pattern Language for Distributed Computing and On Patterns and Pattern Languages, two volumes in the Pattern-Oriented Software Architecture series. He is also editor of 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know.

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