Scrum - an introduction.
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Scrum - an introduction.

A guide to the rules of the game

About the Book

This eBook will explain what Scrum is, the roles, events, artifacts and the simple yet, challenging nature of the Scrum framework, its relation to agile and outline their history. If you are looking for a Scrum primer this is the book for you. With tips and examples from the authors experience as Scrum trainer and agile coach.

About the Author

Benjamin Sommer
Benjamin Sommer

Benjamin Sommer is recognized worldwide as an expert in Agile and Scrum and he holds the two highest-level certifications in the field: CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and CEC (Certified Enterprise Coach) by the Scrum Alliance. He has trained over 1000 students and coached a variety of organizations; small, large, private, public and government throughout Europe and USA. His experience comes from management consulting and cofounding and building companies in the role as cofounder, angel investor and board member. His focus is on helping organizations achieve business agility, make product teams go faster and deliver more value. Benjamin has more than 20 years' experience as business developer, management consultant, entrepreneur and investor. He is an investor, business development consultant, speaker, trainer/facilitator and occasional writer.

Benjamin most recently received a Certificate of Business Excellence from University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business. He holds an MBA from the University of Agder and Executive education from BI, Norwegian School of Business.

Benjamin prides himself on sharing his knowledge and experience so feel free to contact him if you have questions, comments or need assistance. Benjamin can be contacted via his LinkedIn profile or through

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Table of Contents

1         About the author     

2         What is Scrum?          

3         Scrum and Agile         

4         Scrum and Agile - a brief history lesson        

5         Scrum theory

6         Scrum values

7         The Product Backlog – a Scrum artifact

8         The Scrum Team

9         Scrum events

10       Scrum artifacts – quick reference

11       References and further reading

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