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Pre/Post Class Reading & Videos Recommended for Everyone

Everyone attending a Scrum Alliance® session will benefit from review the material below prior to attending training

Scrum is an Agile Method. Agile is an umbrella term expressing a mindset and practices to achieve the mindset. It is based on an emperical approach, with frequent collaboration, continual experimentation, and adjustments to plans, designs and architectures based on learnings. Everyone can benefit from reading the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Doing so only takes a few minutes so everyone should read the following two links prior to class.
Click here for the Manifesto for Agile Software Development (Agile Manifesto)
Click here for the Principles behind the Agile Manifesto

There is the definitive, guide to Scrum. It is short and it is a must read. You should ideally read this prior to your training and review it again, post training.
Click here to get the definitive guide to Scrum

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland, the creator of Scrum, has published a free handbook. The handbook is 86 pages, but you can get value even if you read just a portion of it.
Click here to get the Jeff Sutherland 86 page handbook

The Scrum Alliance has a set of videos for learning Scrum basics.
Click here to review the Scrum Alliance videos

Reading for Certified ScrumMaster®

ScrumMaster® attendees should review the material below

Once you have completed the class, please review the handbook.
Click here for handbook on becoming a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

Reading for Certified Scrum Product Owner®

Product Owner attendees should review the material below

Once you have completed the class, please review the handbook.
Click here for handbook on becoming a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO)

Reading for Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®

ScrumMaster® attendees should review the material below

Please review everything associated with the CSM and then review as much of the below as possible.

A number of Agile Manifesto authors were advocates of lean, and agile principles are similar to lean principles. Read the article below to get a deeper understanding of lean principles and think about how they apply to your day to day work.

https://less.works/less/principles/lean-thinking.html

Extreme Programming (XP) is an agile method created by Kent Beck with input from Ron Jeffries, Ward Cunningham and others. XP is built on Scrum and adds software engineering practices. Please read the following from Ron Jeffries to famaliarize yourself with XP and think about which practices, if any, your team is, and should be, using and what you could do to help make that happen.

https://ronjeffries.com/xprog/what-is-extreme-programming/

An agile coach is, in some ways, similar to a ScrumMaster. Read the following article about agile coaching to understand and compare and contrast a coach to a ScrumMaster.

http://www.agilecoachinginstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Agile-Coaching-Competencies-whitepaper-part-one.pdf