There are two documents that I would like to ask you to download and read. The first is “The Scrum Guide” by Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland [the two co-creators of Scrum]. This is really the definitive guide to Scrum.
The second is one of my personal favourite introductions to Scrum called “Scrum in 5 minutes.” It’s a nice summary of Scrum and is beautifully produced with wonderful, easy to understand images. I often use this document when introducing Scrum to senior management and non-technical personnel.
Both documents are short, and should only take you less than 30 minutes to read. You could easily read both documents on the bus or train during your daily commute.
In the next lesson we’ll start talking about Scrum Roles and Responsibilities, but until then here’s the introductory video: