The Scrum Culture

Introducing Agile Methods in Organizations

  • Dominik Maximini

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. The Scrum Culture

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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  3. The Theory of Introducing Scrum

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      Pages 17-17
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  4. The Practical Application of Kotter’s Principles

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      Pages 45-45
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  5. Case Study

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      Pages 131-131
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  6. The Scientific Part of the Scrum Culture

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      Pages 179-179
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  7. Additional Information

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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 321-323

About this book


This book is a guide for managers, Scrum Masters and agile coaches who are interested in agile organizational methods and who are planning to introduce Scrum at their own company. Scrum is not only a product development framework but can also be used to structure activities for agile and lean organizational development.

Divided into five major parts, the book first introduces and defines the Scrum Culture. It explains its relevance, highlights a number of pain points typical for first encounters with Scrum, and embeds it in an introduction to organizational change. This is complemented with many real-life examples that help to apply the concepts to readers’ own specific contexts. The second part describes the principles of introducing Scrum in detail, while the third part embarks on the practical application of these principles, drawing on a wealth of experience gathered in many successful introduction projects. Part four focuses on a detailed case study of a Scrum transformation before part five provides, in closing, a number of appendices offering extensive information on Scrum and its principles. Part five finally allows an insight into the scientific foundations of the Scrum Culture.

The second edition of this book has been updated throughout and fundamentally re-organized for better readability.  


Agile Organizational change Organizational culture Scrum Scrum introduction Scrum master

Authors and affiliations

  • Dominik Maximini
    • 1
  1. 1.Novatec Consulting GmbHLeinfelden-EchterdingenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-73841-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-73842-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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