About the Book
Scrum is a powerful and effective framework for creating useful products and services. It embeds a combination of Agile and Lean principles and practices to allow Scrum teams and software organisations to learn, improve and adapt in complex domains while delivering valuable solutions to customer problems.
Well, that's the theory anyway. The reality is that in order to get the maximum benefits from an iterative and incremental framework such as Scrum, a fundamentally Lean approach is required. Unfortunately, many Scrum implementations lack at their core the Lean thinking and Agile mindset that are required to have any chance of achieving the kind of results that Scrum proponents promise.
Drawing on principles and practices from such works as the Agile Manifesto, Lean Startup, Real Options and Kanban, this book describes how a Lean approach to your Scrum adoption can dramatically increase your chances of creating successful products and services.
It provides real, practical advice from the author's and others' experiences and cites concrete examples of successful Lean-Scrum implementations in a variety of project domains.
About the Author
Neil Killick - Agile/Lean Consultant, Iterative
Neil is an independent coach and consultant with over 17 years of experience delivering software in various capacities. He provides software delivery coaching, project management & BA services in the Agile/Lean space, and is passionate about effective software delivery and humanising the workplace.
Neil is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) and Certified Scrum Professional/Practitioner (CSP).
He is also a regular speaker at organisations, meetups and industry events such as Agile Australia, Agile Scandinavia, DDD (Developer, Developer, Developer) and LAST (Lean Agile Systems Thinking) Conferences, Lonely Planet, REA Group, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Agile BA and Scrum groups and Limited WIP Society.