Scrum and XP from the Trenches

The tricky part to agile software development is that there is no manual telling you exactly how to do it. You have to experiment and continuously adapt the process until it suits your specific situation.

This book aims to give you a head start by providing a detailed down-to-earth account of how one Swedish company implemented Scrum and XP with a team of approximately 40 people and how they continuously improved their process over a year's time.

Your team's constraints may dictate a different configuration of practices (and even compromises), but here is an example of how to approach the "continuous improvement" process that will make your Agile process work best for you.

Scrum and XP from the Trenches
Scrum and XP from the Trenches
  • how to calculate the speed of the Team?
  • what's the role of the Product Owner?
  • what is the best way to lead the Sprint Planning Meeting?
  • how you plan the Product Backlog Item?
  • how you can make plans to issue fixed-price contracts?
  • how you can manage the Sprint Review (demo)?
  • how to conduct the retrospective?
This book provides answers to these and many other questions, providing a set of well-established practices, useful to anyone interested in an implementation of an highly functional Scrum and eXtreme Programming process.

About the Author
Henrik Kniberg is a consultant at Crisp in Stockholm (, specializing in Java and Agile software development. He has founded several Swedish software companies and is passionate about learning, teaching, and applying the art of software development. Henrik takes a holistic approach and enjoys adopting different roles such as manager, developer, scrum master, teacher, and coach.

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Free Download
Courtesy of Henrik Kniberg and, we're happy to offer a free version for download of the book "InfoQ: Scrum and XP from the Trenches", to get this knowledge in as many peoples hands as possible.

This book includes:

  • Practical tips and tricks for most Scrum and XP practices
  • Typical pitfalls and how they were addressed
  • Diagrams and photos illustrating day-to-day work
  • Testing and test-driven development
  • Scaling and coordinating multiple teams
  • Dealing with resistance from inside and outside the team
  • Planning and time estimation techniques
  • Forwards by Jeff Sutherland and Mike Cohn
168 pages, 6" x 9", ISBN: 978-1-4303-2264-1

The Italian translation of this book was done by Antonio Lucca and Luca Minudel - the download is available in different formats: .pdf, (.mobi) Kindle, (.pub) iPad, iPhone ...

Note: in the format .mobi/kindle, using reader softwares with which it was tested, there are leaks of information and formatting due to format conversion. It is recommended, therefore, to readers preferably use the format .pdf

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