Henrik's "Scrum and XP from the Trenches" is a very thin book (120 pages) which can be read within half a day. It describes the experiences of Henrik when implementing Scrum in one organization with multiple teams.
First, you can decide to support the author and purchase the paper book, like I did, or you can download the free version from: [...]
Then, the book itself. It's structured fairly logically. It starts with looking at the Product Backlog, from there goes over all the Scrum meetings in chronological order. For every meeting, the author describes how he did it in his company, what other things he tried and what his conclusions were.
After all the Scrum meetings, the book dives in a couple separate topics, like combining Scrum with XP practices, having breaks between sprint and some other topics. It ends with scaling and distributed teams, common questions.
The book is basically a how-to book, though its very clear that it just gives an example, to make Scrum more concrete, but does recommend for everyone to look for "their Scrum" instead of blindly copying the suggestions in the books. This is also the books strength, it provides very concrete tips without saying "this is how it must be done".
I have different experiences than the author in some areas, which makes me frown sometimes, though I enjoyed Henriks explanations. They helped me gain a different perspective on some issues.
I was doubting between 3 and 4 stars for this book. 3 stars would be since the book doesn't offer more than it promises. It is an experience story of Henrik and didn't add much surprises or extra content. Also 3 stars since its so small. 4 stars would be because there is probably not any more concrete Scrum story than this one. If you are wondering about concrete implementation after reading Ken Schwaber's books, then this is the book for you! Also 4 starts because its small, which is also an advantage. There is no unnecessary blah blah in the book, Henrik tells how it is!
A recommended book for Scrum practitioners and people starting with Scrum to learn about "How Henrik did it!" :)