• Scrum Mastery

  • Geoff Watts' Agile Mastery Series
  • By: Geoff Watts
  • Narrated by: Geoff Watts
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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By: Geoff Watts
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Publisher's Summary

The basics of being a ScrumMaster are fairly straightforward: At face value, all a ScrumMaster needs to do is facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. But being a great ScrumMaster, one who truly embodies the principles of servant-leadership and helps nurture a high-performing team, is much harder and more elusive. 

In this second edition of his groundbreaking book, Geoff shares an updated collection of stories and practical guidance, drawn from 20 years of coaching Scrum teams that will guide you on your path to greatness.

In this book, you will learn:

  • The skills and characteristics of great ScrumMasters
  • How to generate, maintain, and increase engagement from the team
  • How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums
  • How to foster a more creative and collaborative team
  • How to increase the performance of the team
  • How to know when you are a successful ScrumMaster

Scrum Mastery is for practicing ScrumMasters who want to develop themselves into a great servant-leader capable of taking their teams beyond simple process compliance.

Mike Cohn, in his foreword for the book, said:

"Most books rehash well-trod territory and I don’t finish them any wiser. I am positive I will be referring back to this book for many years."

Roman Pichler said:

"I am thoroughly impressed with how comprehensive and well-written the book is. It will be indispensable for many people."

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Engaging read - Must for all Scrum Masters

This is a very good book that provides cool tips and tricks. The stories in the book makes it more engaging.

I have enjoyed reading and learning from it. I would recommend it for Scrum Masters of all levels.

I am sure you will find it enlightening.

PS: The audio version is not yet available in India. I hope the publisher makes it available to Indians soon.

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the shallowest book on scrum ever

Very shallow, nothing smart or new.
All examples are very plain.
Shouldnt of purchased it.

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Good content - audio not so good

With just over 2 hours left, significant reduction in dictation speed. It’s not really correctable with the playback speed. Also, several changes in audio recording are very evident. It’s just no consistent. I find that quite annoying.

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amazing listen...

Amazing Book. Thanks for sharing your career of insights. The audio was interesting at times. However, the quality of the content was powerful and on point. Worth the read and listen...👏🏾

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Great book.

Great book, pretty much whole book is a story mode that you learn from. Great for scrams.

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Excellent Book

The book had a lot of good insights that reinforced things we should know and do, but sometimes don't. Lots of managerial and leadership principles too. I even found myself pulling up a notepad to jot down a few things I wanted to revisit in my mind and practice later. I don't typically do that, but the book was that good.

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Excellent review of leadership

This is more than just scrum. This is a mindset adjustment to great servant leadership and coaching for most teams and those thinking about developing their own leadership.

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Muy recomendable

Aunque no seas scrum master, todos deberían de leer este libro. Lleno de ejemplos prácticos y listos para ser implementados.

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great book for rookie scrum masters.

great book for rookie scrum masters such as myself. This book gives a plethora of knowledge to the reader via user stories on what they might encounter on their new career path.

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great book, but audio editing needed

great improvement of the first edition. but please check the audio one more time for this audiobook... several tracks are played back as if set to a 0.2 speed. others sound like they are recorded with a very cheap microphone

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  • MissLateefat
  • 02-07-23

Worth the Read

Like the scenarios provided. Must read for scrum-masters.
Will be referring back to this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-08-21

Best book so far about Scrum!!!

loved listening to every bit of this audio book!!! it's the best so far!!!! We need more examples like this!!!! well done!!!