Which is the best FREE Scrum Book?

Paul VII's picture
Paul VII asked on September 17, 2014 - 5:51pm | Replies (7).

There are many paid resources out there but I do not feel it is always necessary to pay.  The scrum guide is good but short.  This one I can recommend: http://www.freescrumebook.com


What are your thoughts?

7 Answers

Esin Over's picture
Esin Over replied on January 1, 2015 - 4:37pm.

Hi Paul


Infoq has lots of free resource in their website, I have read many books on Scrum, Kanban there and I definitely recommend those. 



Sam Wendell's picture


Best scrum books are not free. However. you can start with free The Scrum Guide by ken anf jeff.

The next free resource to learn executive version of scrum is the book A Lightning Introduction to Scrum https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/644497 .



Alliance Pro's picture



You may encounter books you’ve seen before or perhaps read once. In that case, ask yourself whether or not you’ve applied everything you’ve learned from the book. If not, perhaps it’s time to read the book again and extract more from it. 


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vaibhav kapoor's picture

1) Getting Value out of Agile Retrospectives, Second Edition

This book is written by Luis Goncalves and Ben Linders.

This book is a brief introduction of Agile Retrospective, usage, business value and designing. Retrospective Exercises like, Starfish, Sail Boat, Car Brand, Happiness Index, Constellation Team Assessment Survey, Strengths-Based Retrospective, High-Performance Tree, Value-Stream Mapping etc. are described in detail. This book also includes the Benefits of Retrospectives.

2) Agile Transition

This book is written by Andrea Tomasini and Martin kearns.

Agile Transition is a book which explains what you need to know before starting your development in Agile. Author also shares his experiences of failure and learning in this book.

3) The Culture Game: Tools for the Agile Manager

This is a reference and tutorial guide book for using agile in your organization. This book helps managers to rapidly develop a culture of learning in team. This book provides specific tools and techniques to help team to respond changes rapidly. It also describes 16 patterns of team leading behaviour.

4) Real Life Scrum

Real Life Scrum contains the most typical problems teams and organizations encounter when adopting Agile and Scrum. This book also includes chapters by expert Agile coaches Liz Keogh and Diana Larsen dealing with the real cost of change and how to act on your retrospective actions.

5) Agile Project Management For Dummies

This book provides a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile Project Management approaches, tools, and techniques. It help a lot to enables you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster and more accurate development.

6) A Guide to the Scrum Body Of Knowledge

This is a complete guidebook to complete and deliver the projects using Scrum Agile technique. This is a complete guideline book for successful implementation of scrum.

7) Agile with Guts – A pragmatic guide to value-driven development

This book describes how a large organization uses techniques to focus on the right product and to deeply anchor the idea that less output can deliver more outcomes.

8) The Art of Agile development

This book is a complete guide to adopt agile development methodology. It also gives Agile architecture, design, practicing Agile and team responsibility. This book provides complete information for developers, managers, testers, and customers into a single package.

9) The Scrum Primer

The scrum primer proves product development concepts in simple framework including: real teams, self-managing teams, cross-functional teams, short iterative full-cycle feedback loops, and lowering the cost of change.





gehex iopmali's picture

Thanks a lot 

It was very interesting 

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