Scrum is the most popular approach to Agile software development. It's been around for more than 20 years, and it's used by tens of millions of practitioners. Even so, by some estimates, over 70% of Scrum adoptions fall flat and get stuck. Developers find themselves using "Zombie Scrum" processes that look like Scrum from a distance, but are slow, lifeless, and joyless instead. Zombie Scrum Survival Guide doesn't just reveal why this happens: it shows how to supercharge your Scrum outcomes, and have more fun along the way.
Writing for all individuals, teams, and organizations who want to achieve more with Scrum, this guide combines theoretical foundations with practical approaches, exercises, and facilitation techniques for making progress in widely diverse situations, and engaging everyone in the organization to get more out of Scrum. You'll find specific guidance for building what the user needs, shipping faster, improving continuously, self-organizing your teams, and more. Drawing on extensive experience empowering developers, the authors also introduce powerful Liberating Structures patterns for enriching group interactions, so Scrum makes development more effective and fulfilling for everyone involved.
Christiaan Verwijs aims to unleash organizational superpowers. He is co-founder of The Liberators, experienced Scrum Master, developer, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and Steward of the Professional Scrum Master II course at Scrum.org. He has spoken at Scrum Day Europe (2013-2018), XP Days 2017, and Liberating Structures Global Gathering 2018. Verwijs founded the Dutch Liberating Structures User Group (900+ members) and Liberators Network Meetup (250+ members). He blogs at medium.com/the-liberators and zombiescrum.org.
Johannes Schartau is an Agile Coach, consultant, and facilitator who helps humans fight boredom and mindlessness on all scales, from individual to team to enterprise. He is Founder of the Liberating Structures User Group Hamburg (1,300+ members), as well as organizer and facilitator at numerous Liberating Structures Immersion Workshops. He writes at zombiescrum.org, and co-authored Liberating Strategy: Surprise and Serendipity Put to Work with Liberating Structures co-developer Keith McCandless.
Barry Overeem specializes in liberating organizations from outdated modes of working and learning. He is co-founder of The Liberators, experienced Scrum Master and facilitator, Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) and Steward of the Professional Scrum Master II course at Scrum.org. He has spoken at Scrum Day Europe (2013-2018), XP Days (2014-2018), and Agile/Scrum events in Spain, Ireland, London, Germany, Prague, Turkey, and elsewhere. He writes at medium.com/the-liberators and zombiescrum.org, founded the Dutch Liberating Structures User Group and Liberators Network Meetup, and has run many Liberating Structures Immersion Workshops.