Ted Owens is an economist but had an interest in learning about software development programs. Scrum was something that he had been interested in since it was launched in 1986. From what he learned, he thought that others would also be interested in learning about the benefits of scrum. Ted started to compile a book on scrum with that in mind. He shows how scrum allows a group of persons to work on a project as a unit. He has used it himself with other team members and has found it to be quite effective.