Tips from the trenches
Tips from the trenches
Tips from the trenches

Last updated on 2018-07-16

About the Book

In 2001 the first book on Scrum was published. Since then thousands of people have been trained in scrum & other agile ways of working. In these 17 years, many people have gathered experience working with agile teams.

This book will collect wisdom of +60 people around the world that have worked with all kind of teams. First version was published at 10 tips and then republished for every new tip arriving. It does not matter when you buy it, you will always get all tips. Foreword by Jerry Weinberg.

Today the book contains these tips :

  • You will never arrive at THE destination (Naresh Jain)
  • Become a continuous learner and model that (Diana Larsen)
  • Ask for permission (Michael Sahota)
  • The scrum police are coming for you (or are they?) (Mike Cohn)
  • Manage the shape of your backlog (Shane Hastie)
  • Helping team members to solve impediments over solving impediments themselves (Ben Linders)
  • Different Ideas for Defect Management (Katrina Clokie)
  • Observe (Henrik Kniberg)
  • Why and How to Claim Wins For Personal and Team Power(Christopher Avery)
  • Know The Work (Johanna Rothman)
  • Question your teams intimacy (Karthik Kamal B)
  • Love your customer (Ardita Karaj)
  • Are You Really Doing It? (Jutta Eckstein)
  • Coaching By Listening (Yassal Sundman)
  • Learning is fun but can be painful (Aino Corry)
  • Facilitate learning (Clare Sudbery)

About the Editor


The Agile community knows Yves Hanoulle from his many contributions, such as the public Agile conferences Google calendar, his Agile Thursday Quiz, the coach retreats and conferences he’s paired to organize, daily coaching questions via @Retroflections, and the Agile Games Google group, just to name a few. He promoted PairCoaching, an idea which has been adopted by many agile trainers and coaches. He’s constantly learning, and passing on what he learns as a coach and trainer to organizations large and small.

A self-identified change artist and first follower, one of Yves’ unique qualities is that he gives free lifetime support on anything he does: every client, everything he writes and presents, every workshop he leads.

Yves believes in maintaining a sustainable pace both professionally and personally. Yves has parentpair programmed an android game with his 13 year old son You can learn more about Yves at, and find him on social media as YvesHanoulle.

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