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This succinct, yet comprehensive guide to the “Scrum Framework” for software-product development tells you all you need to know to get started. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the inventors of Scrum, teach you how to successfully institute the process at your company and stress the importance of getting support from the executive level. getAbstract recommends this handy primer to everyone involved in or considering Scrum processes.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How the Scrum Framework works and what rules it follows;
  • How it advances product management goals; and
  • How to use it in your organization.

About the Authors

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland invented the Scrum process in 1995. Schwaber is a software developer, product manager and industry consultant. Sutherland is a co-author of “The Agile Manifesto.”



Organizations have been using the license-free “Scrum Framework” to improve their software-product management processes for more than 20 years. The process consists of a series of “Sprints,” each designed to achieve distinct and measurable progress toward overall product-development goals. For both ...

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