“Fixing Your Scrum” by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller: a review

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This article is a review of “Fixing Your Scrum” by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller.

"Fixing Your Scrum" by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller: a review
Source: https://medium.com/agile-adapt/

The book “Fixing Your Scrum” by Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller aims to help Scrum practitioners improve their Scrum practices and overcome common challenges. It is a well-written and well-thought-out guidebook for solving’real-world’ Scrum problems and improving team performance.

The book’s title refers to the idea that many Scrum implementations have problems that can be solved with the right approach. The fire extinguisher on the cover aptly represents Ripley and Miller’s approach to problem solving in Scrum adoption. The authors provide practical solutions to the “fires” or problems that organizations face when implementing Scrum, just as a fire extinguisher is used to put out fires. Scrum, according to the authors, is a powerful framework that requires proper implementation and continuous improvement to be effective.

For Scrum Masters, by Scrum Masters

While team members, managers, and anyone interested in Scrum may find the book useful, “Fixing Your Scrum” is primarily aimed at Scrum Masters because they are in charge of implementing Scrum practices within their teams. Scrum Masters are the process facilitators and coaches who ensure that the framework is implemented and followed correctly. They are critical in assisting teams in understanding and implementing Scrum, as well as identifying and addressing issues that arise during the Scrum process.

Scrum Masters, as a result, are in a unique position to identify problems and implement solutions that can improve performance. The book contains practical advice, tools, and techniques to assist them in overcoming common challenges and improving their Scrum practices. It covers a wide range of topics relevant to the Scrum Master role, such as the Scrum framework, the Scrum Master’s role, and common anti-patterns.

About the book

Ryan Ripley and Todd Miller bring a deep understanding of the Scrum framework as well as a wealth of real-world experience in its application to the book’s content. The authors’ writing style is clear, concise, and practical. They illustrate their points with real-world examples and case studies, and they offer practical advice that is simple to understand and apply. They also include a number of tools, templates, and checklists that can be used to effectively implement Scrum practices.

With a clear structure and easy-to-follow examples, the book is designed to be highly accessible and user-friendly.


Finally, “Fixing Your Scrum” is a must-read for anyone looking to improve their Scrum implementation. The authors have done an outstanding job of condensing their wealth of knowledge and experience into a highly accessible and useful guidebook that will be invaluable to anyone involved in Scrum. Strongly recommended!⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐