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Copyright ? 2004 by Ken Schwaber
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Agile Project Management with Scrum / Ken Schwaber.
Includes index. ISBN 0-7356-1993-X
1. Computer software--Development. 2. Project management. 3. Scrum (Computer software development) I. Title.
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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 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.