Book of the month
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
by Jeff Sutherland
Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. In this book the co-creator of Scrum and CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates – and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere.
Take the FBI attempt to digitise its records, for example. As with so many software projects, the first attempt failed, having taken four years and cost over US$400 million. Then the FBI turned to Scrum. Just over a year later, it unveiled a functioning system that cost less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the staff.
Every organisation, whatever its size, constantly has to come to grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget. Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed.
Filled with practical examples drawn from organisations of all types, it will make you rethink the fundamentals of successful management.