Hiren Doshi, Scrum.org Professional Scrum Trainer & Coach in his book, Scrum Insights for Practitioners: The Scrum Guide Companion helps the practitioners master the Scrum framework by gaining in-depth practical insights and helps answer questions like:
- A pocket reference guide for Scrum.org PSM I, PSM II and PSM III assessment
- What are some common myths, mysteries, and misconceptions of Scrum?
- The Scrum Guide recommends three to nine members in a Development Team, but we have fifteen members. Is this Scrum?
- Can you share some tactics to do effective Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective, and Product Backlog Refinement?
- My designation is development manager. Does this mean I have no role in Scrum?
- How is Scrum Empirical?
- Can Scrum Master and Product Owner be the same person?
- We don’t have a Scrum Master. Are we still practicing Scrum?
- What does Self-Organization really mean?
- How does Scrum embrace the four values and twelve principles of the Agile Manifesto?
- Please share a case study on Scrum based product development?
Recommendations for the book from the Scrum champions
Take advantage of Hiren’s vast experience and avoid making the common errors people make as they begin their journey. This book contains a wealth of practical information that will be useful to readers as they work to implement the basic theory found in The Scrum Guide—Steve Porter, team member, Scrum.org
In his book Scrum Insights for Practitioners, Hiren has extended the core rules of The Scrum Guide with practices he has found useful. Hiren answers questions regarding Scrum that potentially remain unanswered even after one reads The Scrum Guide. Hiren dismantles common misconceptions about Scrum, regardless of the source of such misconceptions. Hiren elaborates on basic information provided in The Scrum Guide, as well as on the principles underlying Scrum—Gunther Verheyen, Author of “Scrum — A Pocket Guide, a Smart Travel Companion”
Hiren Doshi has written a fine companion to The Scrum Guide, filling in some of the intentional gaps left in the Scrum framework. Using this companion along with The Scrum Guide will undoubtedly improve the outlook for those teams that internalize its teachings.”—Charles Bradley, ScrumCrazy.com
This book will help you understand the nuances of Scrum. It takes a very practical approach toward implementing Scrum without compromising on its values and principles. A useful and handy reference for Scrum practitioners!—Gopinath R, Agile coach and practitioner
About the Author
Hiren R Doshi, Scrum.org professional Scrum trainer and coach, is a Scrum enthusiast and an agent for organizational change. Hiren received his bachelor's degree in computer engineering from the University of Pune and his master's degree in computer science from the University of Massachusetts.
Hiren founded Practice Agile Solutions in 2010. He has served as an Agile transformation leader for many organizations, including Sabre Travels, Bank of America, BookMyShow, Tesco, EMC, Morpho, Oracle, Continuum Managed Solutions, Lulu, Germin8, and Aveksa. He has trained over twenty-five hundred students and more than thirty organizations in the use of Scrum.
Hiren has spent the past twenty-one years in professional software development and is experienced in BFSI, storage, online retail and e-commerce, and big data domains. He also blogs about his experiences and speaks at many Agile conferences.
Hiren lives in Mumbai (India) with his wife Swati, and two daughters, Aditi and Ashwini.