A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum

July 16th, 2010

I have received my copy of the recently published "A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum". The book covers much of what I have already experienced in my role as an IT architect for 4 Scrum teams consisting of developers from Denmark, Lithuania, Belarus and India. So I look forward to read through the practical suggestions in the book to see if our teams can improve - and to see if I have other practical advices and lessons learned to add.

These are some of topics in the book that I find interesting:

  • distributed teams
  • backlog and release plans
  • preparing for sprint planning
  • the actual sprint planning
  • continuous integration
  • test automation

The book is written by Elizabeth Woodward, Steffan Surdek, and Matthew Ganis. The book is available at Amazon: A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum.

Update July 18: As commented by Matthew Ganis: 100% of the proceeds go to charity (Children's Hunger Fund and the Alzheimer's Association).

Update August 16: A Facebook page for A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum is now available - and the web site for A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum for has been updated.

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2 Responses to “A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum”

  1. Matt Ganis Says:

    Looking forward to hearing your comments. We spent quite a bit of time on it and were really happy with the results.

    Not sure if it was clear but 100% of the proceeds go to charity (childrens hunger fund and the alzeheimers association)

    Matt Ganis (ganis at us.ibm.com)

  2. Ole Gammelgaard Says:

    Just ordered the book. Hope to learn something usefull 🙂