Scrum – A Pocket Guide – 3rd edition: A Smart Travel Companion

Gunther Verheyen



This pocket guide to Scrum is the one book for everyone who wants to learn or re-learn about Scrum. The book describes the framework as it was designed and intended, with a strong focus on the purpose to the rules and adding an historical perspective to Scrum and the Agile movement. As the balance of society keeps shifting from industrial labor to digital work, complexity and unpredictability keep increasing. The need for agility through Scrum increases equally, in and beyond software and product development. This 3rd edition of Scrum - A Pocket Guide, while introducing some changes in terminology, more than ever offers the clarity and insights on Scrum that many organizations need, more than ever. It will help people and their organizations properly shape their Scrum, regardless of their domain or business. Scrum – A Pocket Guide is an extraordinarily competent book. It flows with insight, understanding, and perception. This should be the de facto standard handout for all looking for a complete, yet clear overview of Scrum without being bothered by irrelevancies. (Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator) The author, Gunther Verheyen, is a seasoned Scrum practitioner (2003). He has been employing Scrum since 2003. He was partner to Ken Schwaber and Director of the Professional Scrum series at He is the founder of Ullizee-Inc and engages with people and organizations as an independent Scrum Caretaker on a journey of humanizing the workplace with Scrum.


Gunther Verheyen is an independent Scrum Caretaker.

Gunther is a longtime Scrum practitioner (2003). After a standing career as a consultant, he became partner to Ken Schwaber, co-creator of Scrum, and Director of the Professional Scrum series at (2013-2016). Gunther nowadays engages with people and organizations as an independent Scrum Caretaker, advising teams and organizations, training, writing, reflecting and speaking.

Gunther created the acclaimed book “Scrum – A Pocket Guide” in 2013, with a second edition published in 2019. Ken Schwaber recommends his book as ‘the best description of Scrum currently available’ and ‘extraordinarily competent’. In 2016 the Dutch translation was published as “Scrum Wegwijzer“. In 2017 the German translation was released as “Scrum Taschenbuch”. Other translations are planned for 2019.