Background for the book
From the preface:
The Lean-Agile Pocket Guide for Scrum Teams collects in one spot the good practices we have learned and observed as we have trained thousands of teams in Lean and Agile software development, including Scrum.
As with all “pocket guides”, this book is most helpful as a supplement to training, such as the Net Objectives Lean-Agile, Kanban, and Scrum for Teams and Roles courses described at our Lean-Agile, Kanban, and Scrum pages. Our objective is to offer guidance through terse descriptions and checklists and visuals rather than trying to instruct you in essential concepts. It is organized to help you find what you need when you need it, following the normal life of a project.
Lean-Agile is not cut and dry.
This guide is scoped to support the Scrum team, the business analysts and developers and testers and Scrum Master and project manager who work together to create a product. It covers everything that they will be involved in as they do their work. Certainly, there is more to Lean-Agile than this, both upstream (in product planning) and downstream (in release and support) as well as managing the value stream. We chose to focus on the team to keep the guide at a reasonable and useful size.