Agile Project Management with Scrum

Agile Project Management with Scrum

Ken Schwaber


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Copyright ? 2004 by Ken Schwaber

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Schwaber, Ken.
Agile Project Management with Scrum / Ken Schwaber.
p. cm.
Includes index. ISBN 0-7356-1993-X
1. Computer software--Development. 2. Project management. 3. Scrum (Computer software development) I. Title.

QA76.76.D47S32 2003
005.1--dc22 2003065178

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Dedicated to ScrumMasters



Special thanks to my daughter, Carey Schwaber, whose editing turns words into streams, and to Mike Cohn and Mary Poppendieck, for their fine help in keeping this book focused.


Ken Schwaber

Ken Schwaber codeveloped the Scrum process with Jeff Sutherland in the early 1990s and has used it ever since to help organizations struggling with complicated development projects. One of the signatories to the Agile Manifesto in 2001, he went on to found the AgileAlliance, of which he is currently the Chairman of the Board. Ken has over thirty years of experience in the various aspects of systems development.