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Advanced Scrum Case Studies, meets every two weeks online at 7:00pm PDT (California time). Cases are published 24-48 hours prior to the meeting. They are sent via e-mail to people who have registered. Cases are also published below.

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Books by Fred Fowler:

Representing the collective experience of numerous Scrum practitioners, this book consists of 15 case studies involving problems of Agile transformation, onshore-offshore teams, scaled Scrum, cross-team dependencies, cross-functionality, self-management, Scrum mastery, product ownership, Sprint planning, engineering management, road maps, and stakeholders. Each case includes a detailed description of the problem, relevant background information, and a thorough explanation of how to apply the tools of the Scrum framework to resolve the problem. The material in this book comes from discussions held within the Silicon Valley Professional Scrum meetup group. Organized by Fred Fowler in 2015, this group has held regular Advanced Scrum Case Study discussions ever since. Each discussion revolves around a particular problem situation proposed by either Fred Fowler or another group member. Since its inception in 2015, the group has grown to more than 2,000 members coming from all parts of the world.

Fred’s case study sessions are amazing. [They] present real-life scenarios, and challenge fellow Agilists to critically examine them and discuss possible solutions... Participants are highly engaged when they are presenting and discussing these scenarios... This book is worth buying for that reason alone.

Larry Apke
Author of Understanding The Agile Manifesto: A Brief & Bold Guide to Agile and Managers from Hell, The PMO is Dead, and Other Agile Stories

Advanced Scrum Case Studies,

(San Francisco, Silicon Valley Scrum Press, 2021)

Know the details of each part of Scrum so you can understand the purpose each part serves in the framework. Many books describe the “what” part of Scrum, but few explain the “why." Every part of the Scrum framework is important. You need to know the purpose behind each of the parts of the Scrum framework to reap all of its benefits. This book uses stories and examples to provide the understanding of Scrum that is necessary to avoid failure in an Agile transformation effort, and fills an important gap in the existing body of literature about the Scrum framework. Advanced topics also are covered: scaled Scrum, Scrum for projects, and Scrum for the program and portfolio level.

What You'll Learn

  • Use the Scrum framework more effectively, especially if you are working in a “hybrid” Scrum environment
  • Understand what to expect from the Scrum framework, how to support it in your organization, and how to measure and maximize results
  • Study Scrum and pass Scrum Master certification tests given by Scrum.org

Who This Book Is For

Management professionals, existing Scrum masters, product owners, and Scrum developers, and beginners looking to learn Scrum

Navigating Hybrid Scrum Environments

(New York, Apress,2019)

Professional Conference:

Santa Clara Convention Center, Silicon Valley. Tentative schedule: Spring 2022.