The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time
by Jeff Sutherland
Crown Business; $27
Waste is a crime. Multitasking makes you stupid. Half-done is not done. Working too hard only makes more work. These "takeaways" are but a few examples of the guiding principles of Scrum, a team-focused project management system originally eo-created 21 years ago by Jeff Sutherland. Scrum includes rules such as prioritization (creating a master wish list of goals called a backlog), sprints (the team pulls from the top of the wish list and decides how to implement those pieces and establishes a time frame for completion), and review rituals (detailed reassessment and adjustment).
Although originally conceived for the software industry, Sutherland proves that the system...