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Good and practical book and samples about applying Scrum for software development

Last post 04:25 pm August 28, 2023 by Chris Belknap
3 replies
10:21 pm August 27, 2023


I'm a beginner about Scrum and I'd like to find a good and practical book that also treats some Scrum samples for the software development in order to appreciate Scrum in action near real-world scenarios, preferably by using Azure DevOps (Azure Boards).

Any suggests to me, please?

02:06 am August 28, 2023

For the Azure DevOps I have no suggestion.

But for Scrum, one of my first books was

Succeeding with Agile from Mike Cohn

This book includes examples and good recommendations for a transformation.

Also it helped me a lot to understand people not willing to support the transformation.

It gives some practical recommendations like an "Agile Safari".

On top of that I liked:

Coaching Agile Teams from Lyssa Adkins


Besides that for entry level, there is a book series called The Professional Scrum Series.

As far as I know, those are the following titles:

Mastering Professional Scrum (Ockerman, Reindl)

The Professional Agile Leader (Eringa, Bitner, Bonnema)

The Nexus Framework for scaling Scrum (Bittner, Kong, West)

The Professional Product Owner (McGreal, Jocham)

Zombie Scrum Survival Guide (Verwijs, Schartau, Overeem)

The Professional Scrum Team (Götz, Schirmer, Bittner)

From those I really enjoyed The Professional Product Owner.

The rest of them is good and mainly according to the Scrum Guide.

And very suited for all levels.


01:56 pm August 28, 2023

 In my opinion this site, its learning resources, courses, blogs, videos and other publications is the best reading on earth to learn Scrum. You will find links to recommended books by digging deeper.

04:25 pm August 28, 2023

Software Dev learning paths:

Professional Scrum Development with Azure DevOps by Richard Hundhausen

The Professional Scrum Team by by Peter Götz, Uwe Schirmer, Kurt Bittner (Author)

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