Scrum Alliance Resource Center
Whether you're new to the Scrum process or have been a Scrum professional for years, find handy information, whitepapers, and links to resources to help you on your journey to transform the world of work.
Articles from Thought Leaders Throughout the Industry
The Articles section of our website is packed wtih member-contributed content highlighting Scrum practices, principles, and experiences from the front lines. Scrum Alliance and ProjectsAtWork have partnered to also bring you timely articles from some of the leading minds in Agile today.
Whitepapers and Best Practices
Whitepaper: What You Need to Know About Agile, by Audrey Troutt
Whitepaper: Implementing Scrum With Distributed Teams, by Derek Wade and John Puopolo
Scrum for Services
Read about how one company grew the Agile framework from the development teams to their service teams, making the whole company Agile.
Scrum in Retail Fulfillment
Download a real-life case study of how one company used Scrum to help them ship their retail goods in the most cost-effective and efficient manner.
Scrum in Military Logistics
Read about how one Royal Navy Warship used Scrum to help them manage their logistics.
Scrum in Venture Capital
Check out this story about a take-no-prisoners approach to business using Scrum.
Scrum in the Executive Suite
A presentation about how one team of executives used Scrum to manage their work.
Scrum in Software
And, of course, Scrum works for software. Check out some articles, case studies, and research.
CSM and Student Resources
Anyone taking the CSM evaluation is expected to first attend a Certified ScrumMaster course as well as do some self-study on their own. We've compiled a list of suggested reading to prepare you for the CSM evaluation and give you the background you need to better implement Scrum in your own organization.
We're not suggesting you memorize everything in these documents. Instead, we expect these resources will give you the context you need to apply the concepts you were taught (or will be taught) in your Certified ScrumMaster course.
Countless books and resources exist that are exceptionally helpful in furthering your knowledge of the agile principles, engineering practices, and approaches that help you transform the world of work. This list includes only those resources we believe we can reasonably expect a new student of Scrum to become familiar with.
"Do Better Scrum", by Peter Hundermark, a CSC and CST in Africa and Brazil. Provides a set of tips and insights into how to do Scrum well. (Also available in Spanish.)
"The Scrum Primer", by Pete Deemer, Gabrielle Benefield, Craig Larman, and Bas Vodde. An early description of Scrum, written in 2006 by a respected group of CST practitioners. Offers an in-depth introduction to the theory and practice of Scrum.
"The Scrum Papers", compiled by Jeff Sutherland, one of the co-creators of Scrum. A collection of papers relating to the practice of scrum that covers the basics all the way up to advanced topics such as how to scale Scrum.
Scrum topic pages, by CST Mike Cohn. An online overview of many of the Scrum basics.
Simple Scrum, by Tobias Mayer. A domain-independent overview of the Scrum framework.
The Scrum Alliance is constantly evaluating new sources of Scrum knowledge. If you have a resource you believe should be on this list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll be happy to consider your resource at our next review. Be advised, however, this list is limited to five or six resources we would expect a new student of Scrum to read.