97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know: Collective Wisdom from the Experts

Verheyen, Gunther





Improve your understanding of Scrum through the proven experience and collected wisdom of experts around the world. Based on real-life experiences, the 97 essays in this unique book provide a wealth of knowledge and expertise from established practitioners who have dealt with specific problems and challenges with Scrum.

You'll find out more about the rules and roles of this framework, as well as tactics, strategies, specific patterns to use with Scrum, and stories from the trenches. You'll also gain insights on how to apply, tune, and tweak Scrum for your work. This guide is an ideal resource for people new to Scrum and those who want to assess and improve their understanding of this framework.

  • Learn tips and tricks from some of the world's leading experts on Scrum
  • Understand how leading practitioners deal with real-life problems
  • Explore essays that address product ownership, collaboration, mastership, and the impact of Scrum on an organization
  • Apply the solutions in this book to your own problems with Scrum


Gunther Verheyen is a seasoned Scrum practitioner. For more than fifteen years he has been helping numerous individuals, teams and organizations understand Scrum better and increase the benefits they realize through Scrum.

Gunther embarked on his Agile journey with eXtreme Programming and Scrum in 2003. Many years of practice and dedication followed, years in which Gunther employed Scrum in diverse circumstances, various domains and with many teams. It shaped Gunther's mastery in Scrum as a profound base to guide some large-scale enterprise transformations. Gunther founded his own company Ullizee-Inc and created the first edition of his acclaimed book "Scrum - A Pocket Guide" in 2013. Until 2016 he exclusively partnered with Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator.

In 2016 Gunther became an independent Scrum Caretaker. He is still exploring a variety of ways to deliver value; through classes, writing, speaking at events, and consulting with organizations. In January 2019, Gunther released a second edition of his acclaimed book, "Scrum - A Pocket Guide". Throughout 2019, Gunther is working on several publishing initiatives.