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Agile Project Management with Scrum (Book Summary)

For my Project Management Certificate at Rutgers I read and wrote a summary for Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber.

The PMBOK Guide was the curriculum for the certificate course and I wanted to read up on Agile since we'd already been using some Agile-like procedures at Dolphin (1984-2005) developing software for educational publishers. The Project Management Institute (PMI) is in the process of adding an Agile credential and I would bet Agile will start to appear in future PMBOK Guide editions.
Here is the book summary:
The book provides an overview of Scrum including the roles of project participants and the tools and techniques used. The author then tells a series of stories about successes and failures in organizations where he consulted on Scrum projects. I found the book to be a valuable contrast to the process heavy PMBOK curriculum that is the heart of the Project Management Course.
I discuss at the end of this summary document some thoughts on blending…