InfoQ Book: Scrum and XP from the Trenches

| by Floyd Marinescu Follow 38 Followers on Jun 29, 2007. Estimated reading time: 1 minute |

Henrik Kniberg last year published wildly popular paper 'Scrum and XP from the trenches' in which he chronicled in pictures and text how his 40 person development team implemented parts of Scrum/XP over a one year period.  Henrik has updated his work and published a new version of it as a full book with 

Henrik's team experimented with different team sizes, different sprint lengths, different ways of defining "done", different formats for product backlogs and sprint backlogs, different testing strategies, different ways of doing demos, different ways of synchronizing multiple Scrum teams, etc. They also experimented with XP practices - different ways of doing continuous build, pair programming, test driven development, etc, and how to combine this with Scrum.

Download Scrum and XP from the Trenches. The 168 page book is also available for purchase for $22.95.

The book includes:

  • Practical tips and tricks for most Scrum and XP practices
  • Typical pitfalls and how they were addressed
  • Diagrams and photos illustrating day-to-day work
  • Testing and test-driven development
  • Scaling and coordinating multiple teams
  • Dealing with resistance from inside and outside the team
  • Planning and time estimation techniques

Henrik Kniberg is a consultant at Crisp in Stockholm specializing in Java and Agile software development; he has founded several Swedish software companies and is passionate about learning, teaching, and applying the art of software development. Henrik takes a holistic approach and enjoys adopting different roles such as manager, developer, scrum master, teacher, and coach.  Thank you Henrik for making this book available to the community!

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Thanks for making this available! by Michel Löhr

I have already read the first version which provided a lot of value. I will definitly read this one as well.

Again my thanks!

thanks by asdfasdf asdfasdfsadf

i am student,this book is useful for me. thanks

Book == Paper by Tammy M


I read this paper some ago and loved it. What I can't tell is... Is this book an expansion on the original paper or simply a nicely printed version of the same? I went to where the book is sold and the preview for the book is a generic preview (guess they forgot to replace it with a preview of the real book).

Does anyone know if this book expands on the paper? I would certainly buy it if so. The paper is quite good.


Re: Book == Paper by Henrik Kniberg

It's mostly the same content, I just added some corrections and clarifications. And of course the forwards by Mike Cohn and Jeff Sutherland.

Many people have asked for a printed version, since it is more comfy to hold a real book in your hand than to read over 100 pages on a computer screen. The InfoQ solution caters to both tastes - those that prefer a free version that they can read on screen as well as those that prefer paying a small fee to receive a physical book.


Re: thanks by Deborah Hartmann

Hello asdfasdf

I'm glad you find it helpful.

We're pretty friendly here :-) please consider using your real name in your registration profile! It makes comments more meaningful.


Suggested name change by Curt Hibbs

In the section "How we prepare for sprint planning", you explain the meaning of the "Importance Rating". In effect, this is a ranking, not a rating. So I would suggest just using the term "Importance Ranking" to more closely match its actual meaning.

Re: Suggested name change by Henrik Kniberg

Good point. Thanks for the suggestion! /Henrik

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