(Why I Think) You Shouldn’t Learn Scrum from a Book

If you want to help your people understand Scrum, resist the temptation to give them a book — instead, spend time discussing what you all stand to gain from adopting the framework.

Dutch-language chat messages about Scrum books, displayed on the screen of the author’s iPhone, atop a wooden table
“Do you know a good Scrum beginner’s book for my team?” — this message got me thinking

The Book of Scrum does not exist

But if I can’t give my people books, how *can* I help them?


Books to deepen your understanding

Thomas van Zuijlen is a professional Scrum Master and an independent workshop facilitator from the Netherlands. His weekly newsletter on agility, development and facilitation is called 📬 The Backlog.



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