The Scrum Fieldbook

A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future
Narrated by: J. J. Sutherland
Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins
4.7 out of 5 stars (118 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Based on years of work in the field with scores of companies, including Bosch, 3M, Schlumberger, and Rio Tinto, The Scrum Fieldbook delivers a hands-on, practical approach to rapidly delivering value for companies and organizations.

Scrum is the secret weapon behind some of today’s most successful companies. Businesses like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple use Scrum to drive incredibly fast innovation, laser focus on customers, and continuous improvement, and to decrease decision times in order to reshape the world.

Scrum is the most utilized Agile framework. In recent years, its use has exploded across the corporate world, far beyond its software and technology roots.

J. J. Sutherland and the team at Scrum Inc. have dramatically improved performance at global banks, utility providers, medical device manufacturers, mining giants, and firms on the cutting edge of genetic science. Scrum has helped companies large and small thrive in the age of disruption.

In Sutherland’s first book, the national best seller Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, coauthored with his father, Jeff, the co-creator of Scrum, he laid out the Scrum framework used by almost all of today’s leading technology companies.

In The Scrum Fieldbook, he draws on his firm’s extensive experience in the field to take leaders, managers, and employees deeper into the specific challenges and new opportunities organizations face in an Agile transformation. He shows how the Scrum framework can be successfully applied to any project in any industry, from automobile manufacturers in the US and Europe to nonprofits in Africa, from home renovation contractors in Minnesota to gas exploration companies in South America, from fighter plane builders in Sweden to US Navy Special Forces teams in regions of the world we can’t mention.

©2019 J. J. Sutherland (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

"Scrum is the way high-tech companies have worked for decades. In The Scrum Fieldbook, J. J. Sutherland shows how the rest of corporate America is implementing Scrum to increase productivity and achieve results." (Verne Harnish, founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and author of Scaling Up (Mastering the Rockefeller Habits 2.0))

"Essential for any leader, innovator, or potential disruptor who wants their company to learn how to get out of its own way. Through the compelling stories and data-driven insights, J. J. reveals the patterns and anti-patterns that actually matter and provides a practical guide on how to implement Scrum@Scale...and unleash its potential to truly nudge the world." (Nathaniel Davis, CEO and executive product owner, Drinkworks)

"Simply put, Scrum transformed our business. I highly recommend The Scrum Fieldbook to every company that wants to make it to the next level!" (Brian Fox, president and founder, Confirmation)

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Little Jeff wants to write a book too.

Honestly thought that this book was written by the co-founder of scrum, but it is his son. Although it explains well what scrum is, there is literally no new value for me whatsoever. This is called the fieldbook, not the scrum basics. Basically just the scrum guide with lots more examples amd stories, which sometimes, go into way too much detail, degressing from the scrum topic alltogether. There are better scrum books out there people.

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Excellent source of case studies

This book is a great testimonial to the efficacy of Scrum. It is an excellent reference to pass on to those in the C-Suite when you are trying to convince them to deviate from Waterfall project management frameworks (i.e.: PMI-PMP style). However, this is not written for the average practitioner and not recommended for those attempting to learn Scrum. PS: JJ, stop telling your dad's story. You have enough of your own. Tell your stories.

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Disaster book compared to the first one

This book has nothing to teach you. Just a book about a hot shot company after another that implemented scrum and improved their operations without any useful details on how it helped them or how they improved. I have listened to the first book times and thought this book would have more details and examples but couldn't benefit even a single bit. I might get a refund. It was that annoying.

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Pretty novel, but not guide

This book is more about story telling rather than a guide. Nice to hear that SCRUM does work though.

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Best listen yet

As a paid professional who is coaching executives in transforming their whole organization into Scrum, this is the best listen available today in my opinion

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Great Read! Highly Recommended

I really enjoyed reading this book. Some classic concepts presented in new ways. Well written!

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inspiring

a little short on detailed solution processes, but some great cases and enough to make you want to dig deeper

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Great

An awesome book. I recommend to beginners and to the ones who already are experts!!

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Great actionable information

Loved the entire book. Great follow up to Scrum, Getting twice done in half the time! The story and examples were great. the performance was clear, easy to listen, and very inspiring. I beleive in Scrum and this book only served to make me a stranger advocate. I have been applying Scrum in my internal audit practices since 2011. definitely worth listening to. Thanks JJ. well done!

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Best book by how to actually do Scrum well

I work on a team that claims to be using Scrum methodology. We are not. This book has pointed out so many ways we can improve. If your team is struggling, this book provides the knowledge on how to improve. It is up to your whole business to follow the advice. Now you can no longer claim to not know what to do. Going forward it is now well and truly your fault if you do not take action.