Escape “Zombie Scrum” and Get Real Value from Agile!
“Professional Scrum and Zombie Scrum are mortal enemies in eternal combat. If you relax your guard, Zombie Scrum comes back. This guide helps you stay on your guard, providing very practical tips for identifying when you have become a Zombie and how to stop this from happening. A must-have for any Zombie Scrum hunter.”
--Dave West, CEO, Scrum .org
“Barry, Christiaan, and Johannes have done a magnificent job of accumulating successful experiences and sharing their inspiring stories in this very practical book. They don’t shy away from telling it like it is, which is why their proposals are always as useful as they are grounded in reality.”
--Henri Lipmanowicz, cofounder, Liberating Structures
Millions of professionals use Scrum. It’s the world’s #1 approach to agile software development. Even so, by some estimates, over 70% of Scrum adoptions fall flat. Developers find themselves using “Zombie Scrum” processes that look like Scrum, but are slow, lifeless, and joyless. Scrum’s just not working for them.
Zombie Scrum Survival Guide reveals why Scrum runs aground and shows how to supercharge your Scrum outcomes, while having a lot more fun along the way. Humorous, visual, and extremely relatable, it offers practical approaches, exercises, and tools for escaping Zombie Scrum. Even if you’re surrounded by skeptics, this book will be the antidote to help you build more of what users need, ship faster, improve more continuously, interact more successfully in any team, and feel a whole lot better about what you’re doing. Suddenly, one day soon, you’ll remember: that’s why we adopted Scrum in the first place!
- Learn how Zombie Scrum infects you, why it spreads, and how to inoculate yourself
- Get closer to your stakeholders, and wake up to their understanding of value
- Discover why Zombie teams can’t learn, and what to do about it
- Clear away the specific obstacles to real continuous improvement
- Make self-managed teams real so people can behave like humans, not Zombies
Zombie Scrum Survival Guide is for Scrum Masters, Scrum practitioners, Agile coaches and leaders, and everyone who wants to transform Scrum’s promises into reality.