Recommended reading for Scrum Masters

“The Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring Scrum is understood and enacted.” [Scrum Guide by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber]

Scrum Master must master the scrum framework. We have curated this list of resources with stuff we feel is important and useful for scrum masters.

It is not a complete or a final list. It will never be a complete list. We try to keep it small enough to be digestible but not too small so that it is missing the major things. Your comments \ Suggestions are more than welcome.

Standing on the shoulders of giants

Agile Fables and Novels

Complexity and Systems Thinking

Scaling Organizations

Personal and Team Development




Useful Websites

  • Tasty cupcakes – A website dedicated to sharing and learning about Agile games and activities.
  • Retro-o-mat – Probably the best online resource for Agile retrospectives, activities, format & structure, plus the awesome “draw a retrospective” feature.
  • The marshmallow challenge  – The lesson in the marshmallow challenge is that we need to identify the assumptions in our project, and test them early and often.
  • The Scrum Master Checklist – The ultimate list of question to guide the SM’s work
  • LeSS – Large Scaling Scrum


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