Scrum in easy steps: An Ideal Framework for Agile Projects

Scrum is the most widely used framework for developing software products. Scrum in easy steps provides an introduction to Scrum, then steps through how a team gets going on a project and how they sustain performance and continually improve. It explores the three core roles in a Scrum team and how they work together effectively, and covers how a team works with others outside the team (an area most books on Scrum leave out).

It shows how to apply the Scrum framework throughout product development, from product discovery and definition, through the experience of working in Sprints on product delivery, to how teams inspect and adapt to improve themselves and find opportunities for their organizations to get better too.

It finishes with a look at how Scrum could be applied beyond a single team and how the work of Scrum teams is integrated successfully with other parts of the organization. The book is aimed at three groups of people: those who are looking to move into the field of software development, those currently in Scrum teams who want a handy reference, and those who work in an environment with Scrum teams and want to understand how they work.


  • New New Product development
  • Overview of Scrum
  • Building an effective Scrum Team
  • Product discovery in Scrum
  • Product planning in Scrum
  • The Product Backlog
  • Starting a Sprint
  • Daily activities in a Sprint
  • Ending a Sprint
  • Inspecting and adapting
  • Scrum beyond one team

An essential guide for anyone new to Scrum and a valuable reference for the more experienced. It also includes downloadable templates to get you started.

Table of contents:

  1. Introducing Scrum
  2. Forming a Scrum Team
  3. Discovering what customers need
  4. Defining the Product Backlog
  5. Prioritizing and sizing the Backlog
  6. Preparing for the Sprint
  7. A day in the life of a Sprint
  8. Delivering the Product Increment
  9. Continual improvement in Scrum
  10. Scaling Scrum beyond one team
  11. The Scrum reference

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