Book Review: Agile Project Management With Scrum

[amtap book:isbn=073561993X]

Over the last month, I had the opportunity to read “Agile Project Management With Scrum” as a follow up book to “Agile Software Development with Scrum”. Unlike “Agile Software Development with Scrum”, this book focuses more on the practice of project management using the Scrum Methodology, giving particular insight in terms of how to apply the Scrum principles in a concrete and useful manner. Here’s a quick summary of what I found useful…

Good Points

  • Useful templates and examples help highlight how to run the Scrum methodology.
  • Appendix on “Rules” is useful, providing concrete guidance on how to execute various Scrum PM practices including Sprint Planning, Daily Scrums and Reviews.
  • Core principles are clearly spelt out and illustrated, giving a feeling of how Scrum works in reality.

Bad Points

  • I found the dummy company names examples annoying and detracting.
  • It does seem like it repeats a little from the initial “Agile Software Development with Scrum”.