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About JJ Sutherland
JJ Sutherland is the CEO of Scrum Inc., a consulting and training firm that uses Scrum to rapidly deliver results in companies across the globe. He is the author of The Scrum Fieldbook: A Master Class on Accelerating Performance, Getting Results, and Defining the Future, and coauthor of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time, written with his father, Jeff Sutherland, the co-creator of Scrum.
Previously, he was an award-winning Correspondent, Producer, and Baghdad Bureau Chief for NPR. He covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Arab Spring, and the aftermath of the 2011 tsunami in Japan. He has won Dupont, Peabody, Edward R. Murrow and Lowell Thomas awards for his work.
In his free time, JJ enjoys cooking complicated recipes, traveling to the four corners of the globe, and gaming. He lives in Washington, DC, with his family.
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The definitive book on the Scrum methodology from its co-creator and the CEO of Scrum, Inc., Jeff Sutherland.
Scrum is the revolutionary approach to project management and team building that has helped to transform everything from software companies to the US military to healthcare in major American hospitals. In this major new book its originator, Jeff Sutherland, explains precisely and step by step how it operates - and how it can be made to work for anyone, anywhere. Take the FBI attempt to digitize its records, for example. As with so many software projects the first attempt failed, having taken four years and cost over $400 million.Then the FBI turned to Scrum, and just over a year later unveiled a functioning system that cost less than a tenth of the first project and employed a tenth of the staff. And it's not just grand projects that Scrum can help with.
Every organisation, whatever its size, constantly has to come to grips with delivering a product or service on time and on budget. Scrum shows you how. It explains how to define precisely what it is that you are seeking to achieve, how to set up the team to achieve it, and how to monitor progress until the project is successfully completed. Filled with practical examples drawn from all types and organisation it will make you rethink the fundamentals of successful management - and show you how to get things done however everyday or ambitious, however small or large your organisation.
'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
'Engaging, persuasive and extremely practical... Scrum provides a simple framework for solving what seem like intractable and complicated work problems. 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. 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.' - U.S. General BARRY McCAFFREY
'Jeff Sutherland is the master of creating high-performing teams. The subtitle of this book understates Scrum's impact. If you don't get three times the results in one-third the time, you aren't doing it right!' - SCOTT MAXWELL, Founder & Senior Managing Director, OpenView Venture Partners
'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.
FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SCRUM
Do you never get as much done as you need to?
Sometimes, even the most important projects can feel painstakingly slow. But it doesn't have to be this way. In his international bestseller Scrum, J.J. Sutherland introduced a simple, revolutionary tool used by Google, Amazon and the FBI to turbo-charge the output of every team. He called it the Scrum method.
Now, Sutherland returns with a step-by-step guide to using this revolutionary system at any level of any company. With its emphasis on rapid innovation, no-bullshit meetings and quick-fire decision-making, Scrum will transform your productivity - starting today.
PRAISE FOR THE SCRUM METHOD
'Every business needs a methodology for getting stuff done, for successful collaboration and scalable management techniques. Scrum is the answer.' Entrepreneur
'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, author of The Lean Startup
"Repleto de histórias empolgantes e exemplos reais. O método de gerenciamento de projetos conhecido como Scrum deve ser a ferramenta de produtividade mais largamente empregada entre as empresas de alta tecnologia. Jeff Sutherland tem sido brilhantemente bem-sucedido em sua missão de pôr esse recurso nas mãos de mais negócios em todo o mundo." – Eric Ries, autor de A startup enxuta
O mundo vem sofrendo um processo de mudança contínuo cada vez mais acelerado. Para quem acredita que deve haver uma maneira mais eficiente de fazer as coisas, Scrum é um livro instigante sobre o processo de liderança e gestão que está transformando a maneira como vivemos.
Instituições que adotaram o método Scrum já registraram ganhos de produtividade de até 1.200%. É por causa dele que a Amazon pode acrescentar um novo recurso em seu site todos os dias, que o Red River Army Depot, no Texas, consegue lançar utilitários blindados 39 vezes mais rápido e que o FBI finalmente criou um enorme banco de dados de rastreamento de terroristas.
Com base em insights de artes marciais, tomadas de decisão judicial, combate aéreo avançado, robótica e muitas outras disciplinas, o método Scrum é prático e fascinante.
Mas a razão mais importante para ler esse livro é que ele pode ajudar você a alcançar o que os outros consideram inatingível – seja inventando uma tecnologia pioneira, planejando um novo sistema educacional, viabilizando um caminho para ajudar os mais pobres ou mesmo estabelecendo os alicerces para a sua família prosperar.