Last week one of my colleagues at office started a discussion on the Scrum methodology. I have been part of teams which practiced Agile to an extent. I was also aware of Scrum but had never practiced it. However this discussion and a subsequent overview session on Scrum started me thinking and I decided to explore more on the subject. I can surely say I am a much learned person on Scrum than where I started with. I would also say if practiced well and strictly, Scrum can lead to substantial benefits.
I won’t go into details as to what did I learn. What I am posting here are various references on the web that I found useful.
Although dated (Sep 5, 2006), an excellent overview of Scrum from the Guru (Scrum Et Al – Ken Schwaber)
More in depth article on Scrum at Wikipedia
Nokia uses Scrum and they have devised a simple test to check if a team is really using Scrum. Read more about it at “The Nokia Test”
You can find a re-incarnation of the Nokia Scrum test at jeffsutherland.com. This tests essentially explains the kind of ROI companies (can) get by having their employees go through the CSM (Certified Scrum Master) course.
Some more resources on Scrum.