Further learning after your Scrum training

Here is a list of read-further pointers that are useful for students that have attended our Certified ScrumMaster training or other training, and for anyone interested in deepening their understanding of Scrum. Some of these topics are discussed during our 2-day classes while others are left for further exploration.


Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn

Lean Software Development by Mary Poppendieck

Agile Retrospectives by Esther Derby and Diana Larsen

Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins

Gamestorming by Dave Gray

User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn

Agile Planning and Estimation by Mike Cohn

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die: Why Some Ideas Take Hold and Others Come Unstuck by Chip and Dan Heath

The Leader’s Guide to Radical Management by Stephen Denning

The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative

The Fifth Discipline: art and practice of the Learning Organizationby Peter M. Senge

Crossing the Chasm: Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers

ScrumMastery by Geoff Watts

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Joy, Inc. by Richard Sheridan

User Story Mapping by Jeff Patton

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Articles, videos, and presentations

Scrum e-Learning Series by Scrum Alliance

Money for Nothing & Changes for Free by Jeff Sutherland

Pimp-Up your retrospective

Dan Pink video on Motivation

Enterprise Transition and others (including the whole Agile Reading Glasses presentation)

Growing DONE – How to Make the Definition of Done Work for Your Team

Building a Useful Task Board

Creating a Team Working Agreement

It’s Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings

Sprint Burndown: by hours or by story points?

How to Give a Great Sprint Demo

Ask the Team!

Synchronize Rather Than Overlap Sprints

Revive Your Daily Standup

Structure for coaching conversations, a mini-series by coach Bent Myllerup

YouTube and blog

You can continue your learning by following our expert coaches’ advice on our blog and our YouTube channel, where you can find short clips by our team and longer presentations given to conferences and events.

Do Better Scrum

A good read to sum up the learning about Scrum is Do Better Scrum, an unofficial set of tips and insights into how to implement Scrum well, free for download in various languages and formats. Written by Certified Scrum Coach & agile42 Trainer Peter Hundermark. In the words of the author “I hope this little booklet may be a source of inspiration to help you do Scrum and Agile a little better each day.”