The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time.

For those who believe that there must be a more efficient way for people to get things done, here from Scrum pioneer Jeff Sutherland is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the management process that is changing the way we live.

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Scrum Cover FinalHistorians may one day look back on human progress and draw a sharp line designating “before Scrum” and “after Scrum.”  Scrum is that ground-breaking.  It already drives most of the world’s top technology companies.  And now it’s starting to spread to every domain where people wrestle with complex projects. If you’ve ever been startled by how fast the world is changing, Scrum is one of the reasons why. Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there’s no more lucid – or compelling – explainer of Scrum and its bright promise than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago.

In this book you’ll journey to Scrum’s front lines where Jeff’s system of deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement is transforming such diverse enterprises as counterterrorism, car design, political reporting, drug therapy, poverty reduction, and even mundane tasks like weekend chores.Woven with insights from martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines, Scrum is consistently riveting. But the most important reason to read this book is that it may just help you achieve what others consider unachievable.

“Full of engaging stories and real-world examples. The project management method known as Scrum may be the most widely deployed productivity tool among high-tech companies. On a mission to put this tool into the hands of the broader business world for the first time, Jeff Sutherland succeeds brilliantly.”

Eric Ries, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Startup

“Jeff Sutherland’s book masterfully speaks truth to the political complexities that easily stand in the way of getting a lot of work done in the least amount of time. The busy professionals who’ll likely be drawn to this book will find not only an effective manual for getting things done but, also, a how-to guide for living a meaningful life.

John Maeda, Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

“Engaging, persuasive and extremely practicalAmazingly, this book will not only make your life at work and home easier, but also, better and happier.”

Shawn AchorNew York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage

“This book contains immense practical value that could be transformative for your company. If you have a project that requires people to accomplish, your first act should be to read and be guided by Scrum.”

Stephen LundinNew York Times bestselling author of Fish: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Performance

“Scrum is mandatory reading for any leader, whether they’re leading troops on the battlefield or in the marketplace. The challenges of today’s world don’t permit the luxury of slow, inefficient work.  Success requires tremendous speed, enormous productivity, and an unwavering commitment to achieving results.  In other words success requires Scrum.”

General Barry McCaffrey

“Jeff Sutherland is the master of creating high-performing teams. ”

Scott Maxwell, Founder & Senior Managing Director, OpenView Venture Partners