"This book cuts through the jargon and pedagogy and gets to the essence of what makes it work."
-–Adam Messinger, CTO, Twitter
"Jeff Sutherland succeeds brilliantly."
--Eric Ries, New York Times bestselling author of The Lean Startup
"Senior leaders should not just read the book—they should do what Sutherland recommends."
-–Jeffrey Pfeffer, Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business, co-author of The Knowing-Doing Gap
Editorial Reviews for Scrum The Art of Doing Twice The Work In Half the Time:
As Sutherland explains, this process requires “thought, introspection, honesty, and discipline.” ...[He] makes a convincing case for this thoughtful way of working.
The beauty of Scrum is that its principles and strategies can be applied in whole or in part to organize, plan and carry out any project, from implementing a new software program to planning an event or scaling up a young enterprise.
He concludes with a review of the Scrum work process, which is being used to address entrenched human problems in poverty, education, and government. This is an excellent book.
Think of it this way: If you make the most exquisite embroidered pillow in the world but it takes 37 years, did you succeed in making a gift for your mother's birthday?
"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 Lundin, New York Times bestselling author of Fish!: A Remarkable Way to Boost Morale and Improve Performance
"Engaging, persuasive and extremely practical...Amazingly, this book will not only make your life at work and home easier, but also, better and happier."
--Shawn Achor, New York Times bestselling author of Before Happiness and The Happiness Advantage
"Scrum is mandatory reading for any leader, whether they’re leading troops on the battlefield or in the marketplace. 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 and Senior Managing Director, OpenView Venture Partners
"Groundbreaking…Will upend people’s assumptions about how productive they can actually be…Here Jeff Sutherland discloses to the non-tech world the elegantly simple process that programmers and Web developers have been using since he invented Scrum, showing how a small, empowered, and dedicated team can deliver significantly higher quality work at a faster pace through introspection, iteration, and adaptation."
--Michael Mangi, Senior V.P. of Interactive Technology, Social@Ogilvy
"As a warrior-citizen of the United States Army Reserve, co-founder of a software startup, and harried father of teens, I found myself instantly drawn to this eye-opening guide, which suggests how we can balance our vital roles with discipline and joyful diligence. This book will change the way you do everything. Even better, it will help you feel good in the process. Just read it, and get more done."
--Arnold Strong, CEO of BrightNeighbor.com, and Colonel, US Army Reserve
"This deceptively simple system is the most powerful way I've seen to improve the effectiveness of any team. I started using it with my business and family halfway through reading the book."
--Leo Babauta, creator of Zen Habits