“Uplifting!”— Diana Larsen
“An invaluable treasure.”— Jutta Eckstein
“I could not recommend it more.”— Bob Galen
“A cunning companion.”— Maarten Dalmijn
“Highly recommended!”— Roman Pichler
“A must-have book.”— Jeff Gothelf
“Groundbreaking book.”— Jorgen Hesselberg
Scrum is a framework of infinite possibilities, yet its essence often gets misinterpreted, ignored, or simply bent to whatever seems desirable. Stefan Wolpers, with years of skin in the game, brings you the “Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide: Challenges Every Scrum Team Faces and How to Overcome Them,” the reference delineating the common Scrum pitfalls that thwart teams from unleashing their full potential.
This guide isn’t just an exposé of Scrum dysfunctions; it’s your roadmap to turn these stumbling blocks into milestones toward Scrum mastery. Through vivid illustrations, real-world examples, and robust theoretical backing, Stefan not only unveils the anti-patterns but also delves into their origins and how you can overcome them, making the path to mastery a tangible, achievable reality.
No two Scrum practices are the “same”; herein lies the beauty and the challenge. The “Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide” is your companion in unraveling the complex tapestry of Scrum, ensuring you’re well-equipped to transform challenges into steppingstones of growth, learning, and continuous improvement.
Dive into this guide’s practical, actionable insights, refine your Scrum practice, and lead your team towards delivering value sprint after sprint. With the “Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide,” empower yourself to practice and excel at Scrum!
“Stefan Wolpers has a remarkable ability to highlight underlying traps and issues for stakeholders, teams, and process. In Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide, Wolpers documents sources of waste and frustration, an amazing compendium of typical ways progress becomes blocked. Depressing! He doesn’t leave us there though. He also recommends insightful remedies. Uplifting!”Diana Larsen
“This book is an invaluable treasure for every Scrum practitioner as it shows not only what can (and does) go wrong in Scrum teams, but also how to avoid and overcome these traps. Stefan shares his in-depth experience and provides concrete tips to help the whole Scrum team grow.”Jutta Eckstein Co-Author of Company-wide Agility with Beyond Budgeting, Open Space & Sociocracy (short BOSSA nova)
“For years I’ve admired Stefan Wolpers’ shared anti-patterns of various roles and activities within and around Scrum teams. His insights are simple, insightful, and powerful, while always rooted in his practical experience. He also artfully balances the anti-patterns away from criticism and towards improvement. This book contains his collective wisdom, and I couldn’t recommend it more to anyone desiring to improve their Scrum.”Bob Galen Principal Coach at Agile Moose
“The first step to fixing a problem is acknowledging you have a problem. Stefan Wolpers’ wonderful book is the ultimate compendium of Scrum anti-patterns. After exposing common Scrum problems, the book serves as a cunning companion that masterfully guide you to transcend the dysfunctions it lays bare.”Maarten Dalmijn Author of Driving Value with Sprint Goals
“Stefan Wolpers’ comprehensive collection of common Scrum antipatterns is a great resource for anybody who wants to improve their application of Scrum and fully leverage the framework. Highly recommended!”Roman Pichler Author of Agile Product Management with Scrum
“There is so much potential with Scrum that sadly ends up wasted because teams misuse the process. Wolpers does a masterful job of identifying the anti-patterns that cause this waste and points out exactly how to overcome each one. This is a must-have book for all Scrum practitioners.”Jeff Gothelf Author Lean UX, Sense & Respond and Who Does What By How Much
“Stefan’s groundbreaking book, ‘Scrum Anti-Patterns Guide,’ flips the script, spotlighting Scrum pitfalls over best practices. Packed with vivid examples, clear illustrations, and robust theory, this book accelerates learning by showing you what NOT to do. Not only insightful but delightfully entertaining!”Jorgen Hesselberg Author of “Unlocking Agility — An Insider’s Guide to Agile Enterprise Transformation,” Co-Founder of Comparative Agility