In an effort to understand how to apply scrum after fully grasping the core concepts and ideas, I read Succeeding With Agile, one of the top recommended scrum books. For good reason it remains at the top of the dzone top agile book lists. The book is great at identifying core scrum concepts and the ideal solution, some of the bad cases to expect, and the reality of applying scrum. You often will not be applying scrum to everyone with open arms. There are many challenges to applying and succeeding with scrum. Mike Cohn does an amazing job detailing and suggesting many approaches. The most obvious being, iterate toward agility. Excercise scrum in your effort to applying scrum.
Below are my notes of the book for future reference that I wanted to share with everyone. Please add comments and I will be happy to elaborate in the mind map and answer below. I hope you find the notes intriguing to go read the book yourself, it is worth it!
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