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First, a big thanks to Mitch Lacey for being here to promote the book The Scrum Field Guide.

The winners are:

  • Jan de Boer
  • Junilu Lacar
  • German Gonzalez-Morris
  • Tim Holloway

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    Book Promo Winner - The Scrum Field Guide - Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016


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    As noted in the Book Promotion Eligibility Requirements and Legal type stuff, the winners have 8 days to submit their information. Within 3 days of receipt of your email, we will reply to let you know we got it. If you don't hear back, the goat might have eaten your email. Please let us know by posting in the Ranch Office so we can check on it. Once you have received your copy please let us know by editing the Book Promotions Winners Page and updating the 'Status' column to say you have it.

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    Congratulations to the winners! (Yay, me!)

    Thanks to Mitch for hanging out with us this week. The quality of the answers that we got more than made up for the lack in quantity in overall traffic.

    I'm especially happy to see that Jan won. There's quite a bit of irony in him getting a free book on Scrum given his views on it but I hope Jan can look past his current feelings about Scrum and try to at least see what Mitch has to say. Part III and Part IV of the book I think will be particularly relevant to you, Jan, and maybe even helpful.

    Happy weekend everyone!
     
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    Thanks for having me! This is a fun group!
     
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    I won a book on scrum? I do not understand, I first told everybody I am not really that happy with scrum, and I did not participate in the discussion about the book, and now I win it? You want to convince the apostate? Don't get me wrong, I think it is a nice gesture, and I can basically 'live with scrum' here, even though I am not over enthousiastic about it.
     
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    Thanks a lot !
     
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    It's just a random draw, Jan. You posted in the forum while the book promotion was on, so your post went into the draw and you won a copy.

    But you don't have to read it, you know. You could give it to your boss... but no. Maybe you shouldn't do that. But seriously, you could give it to somebody else who you think might have more use for it.
     
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    Paul Clapham wrote:But seriously, you could give it to somebody else who you think might have more use for it.



    No, I have use for it. There are certainly usable things in scrum. As there are in other methods aswell. I will read the book myself!!
     
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    Jan de Boer wrote:No, I have use for it. There are certainly usable things in scrum. As there are in other methods aswell. I will read the book myself!!


    I'm glad to hear you say that.
     
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    The book arrived today! It's the first book I had ever won here, so I wondered if it would be a problem. But it's actually delivered to the address of my dad, since he's at home during work and delivery hours, and I cannot read it yet.I am also thinking of buying this book: Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly by Betrand Meyer. Ever heard of it?
     
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    Jan de Boer wrote:The book arrived today! It's the first book I had ever won here, so I wondered if it would be a problem. But it's actually delivered to the address of my dad, since he's at home during work and delivery hours, and I cannot read it yet.I am also thinking of buying this book: Agile!: The Good, the Hype and the Ugly by Betrand Meyer. Ever heard of it?


    I have heard of it but I suspect that it is largely anti-Agile and probably not in the most balanced way as the author purports it to be. I'm guessing this from what some of the reviews of the book on Amazon say and from the fact that TDD is listed under "The Bad and The Ugly". Yes, I have a bias in favor of TDD, so I would probably disagree with his take on it. Given what other reviewers of the book say, I think there are more than just a few things in this book with which I will disagree. For you, Jan, the book may be comforting in that you'll find someone like Meyer who shares many of your perspectives about agile software development. I will try to see if I can get a copy of this book but I don't see it on SafarBooksOnline or in my local library yet and I'm not inclined to spend money to get my hands on a copy.
     
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    Junilu Lacar wrote:For you, Jan, the book may be comforting in that you'll find someone like Meyer who shares many of your perspectives about agile software development.



    Yes, and that is why I want to read it. I have been assigned to read pro agile books by my pro agile manager. I have done that. Now why not balance it with someone with a critical view on it? Nothing wrong with that. And I am not even that anti agile, just: every advantage has its disadvantage too, freely translating Johan Cruijff!

    I am going to watch football now, I mean soccer, wish me luck, we need it today. We need it every week actually.....
    I will post our score in two hours from now..

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    I received the book. Thanks again
     
    He's dead Jim. Grab his tricorder. I'll get his wallet and this tiny ad:
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