Agile Project Management with Scrum

Agile Project Management with Scrum Author Ken Schwaber
ISBN-10 9780735637900
Release 2004-02-11
Pages 192
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The rules and practices for Scrum—a simple process for managing complex projects—are few, straightforward, and easy to learn. But Scrum’s simplicity itself—its lack of prescription—can be disarming, and new practitioners often find themselves reverting to old project management habits and tools and yielding lesser results. In this illuminating series of case studies, Scrum co-creator and evangelist Ken Schwaber identifies the real-world lessons—the successes and failures—culled from his years of experience coaching companies in agile project management. Through them, you’ll understand how to use Scrum to solve complex problems and drive better results—delivering more valuable software faster. Gain the foundation in Scrum theory—and practice—you need to: Rein in even the most complex, unwieldy projects Effectively manage unknown or changing product requirements Simplify the chain of command with self-managing development teams Receive clearer specifications—and feedback—from customers Greatly reduce project planning time and required tools Build—and release—products in 30-day cycles so clients get deliverables earlier Avoid missteps by regularly inspecting, reporting on, and fine-tuning projects Support multiple teams working on a large-scale project from many geographic locations Maximize return on investment!



Pro Agile NET Development with SCRUM

Pro Agile  NET Development with SCRUM Author Scott Millett
ISBN-10 9781430235330
Release 2011-10-03
Pages 392
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Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice. There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM takes you through the initial stages of a project—gathering requirements and setting up an environment—through to the development and deployment stages using an agile iterative approach: namely, Scrum. In the book, you'll focus on delivering an enterprise-level ASP.NET project. Each chapter is in iterations or sprints, putting into practice the features of agile—user stories, test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), continuous integration, user acceptance testing, extreme programming, Scrum, design patterns and principles, inside-out development, lean developent, KanBan boards, and more. An appendix features code katas designed for the reader to get up-to-speed with some of the features of extreme programming, while also showcasing popular open-source frameworks to assist in automated testing and mocking. In addition, popular open-source architectural foundation projects such as S#arp and NCommons are demonstrated to allow you to base future projects on these frameworks, which already have many best-practice design patterns and principles built in. What you’ll learn Gain practical knowledge on employing the Scrum project methodology using a real-world ASP.NET project See how extreme programming features in real world .NET projects Experience best practice-infused open-source frameworks that can be used to form the foundations of agile projects such as S#arp and NCommons Learn best-practice tools for user interface and user acceptance testing, such as Selenium and Fitnesse Discover details on how to capture requirements and drive development using user stories Learn how to estimate and plan agile projects and work with business stakeholders through a practical example Uncover tips for developing using the outside-in, TDD and BDD methodologies Gain information on tracking the progress of a project through burn down charts, iterations and retrospectives Who this book is for Experienced .NET developers who are looking to see how the Scrum agile project methodology and extreme programming features are employed in a real-world .NET application. Table of Contents The Art of Agile Development Managing Agile Projects with SCRUM Extreme Programming Sprint 0: Generating the Product Backlog Sprint 1: Starting a Game Sprint 2: Playing a Basic Game Sprint 3: Changing the Game Sprint 4: The Release Code Review What's Ahead for You and Scrum? Appendix A: TDD Primer with NUnit Appendix B: BDD Primer with SpecFlow Appendix C: Mocking with Moq Appendix D: Managing a Product Backlog with Pivotal Tracker Appendix E: Web Testing with WaitiN Appendix F: Source Control with SVN Appendix G: Continuous Integration wih Cruise Control .NET



The Enterprise and Scrum

The Enterprise and Scrum Author Ken Schwaber
ISBN-10 9780735663572
Release 2007-06-13
Pages 176
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It’s time to extend the benefits of Scrum—greater agility, higher-quality products, and lower costs—from individual teams to your entire enterprise. However, with Scrum’s lack of prescribed rules, the friction of change can be challenging as people struggle to break from old project management habits. In this book, agile-process revolution leader Ken Schwaber takes you through change management—for your organizational and interpersonal processes—explaining how to successfully adopt Scrum across your entire organization. A cofounder of Scrum, Ken draws from decades of experience, answering your questions through case studies of proven practices and processes. With them, you’ll learn how to adopt—and adapt—Scrum in the enterprise. And gain profound levels of transparency into your development processes. Discover how to: Evaluate the benefits of adopting Scrum in any size organization Initiate an enterprise transition project Implement a single, prioritized Product Backlog Organize effective Scrum teams using a top-down approach Adapt and apply solutions for integrating engineering practices across multiple teams Shorten release times by managing high-value increments Refine your Scrum practices and help reduce the length of Sprints



Agile Game Development with Scrum Adobe Reader

Agile Game Development with Scrum  Adobe Reader Author Clinton Keith
ISBN-10 0321670280
Release 2010-05-23
Pages 384
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Deliver Better Games Faster, On Budget—And Make Game Development Fun Again! Game development is in crisis—facing bloated budgets, impossible schedules, unmanageable complexity, and death march overtime. It’s no wonder so many development studios are struggling to survive. Fortunately, there is a solution. Scrum and Agile methods are already revolutionizing development outside the game industry. Now, long-time game developer Clinton Keith shows exactly how to successfully apply these methods to the unique challenges of game development. Keith has spent more than fifteen years developing games, seven of them with Scrum and agile methods. Drawing on this unparalleled expertise, he shows how teams can use Scrum to deliver games more efficiently, rapidly, and cost-effectively; craft games that offer more entertainment value; and make life more fulfilling for development teams at the same time. You’ll learn to form successful agile teams that incorporate programmers, producers, artists, testers, and designers—and promote effective collaboration within and beyond those teams, throughout the entire process. From long-range planning to progress tracking and continuous integration, Keith offers dozens of tips, tricks, and solutions—all based firmly in reality and hard-won experience. Coverage includes Understanding Scrum’s goals, roles, and practices in the context of game development Communicating and planning your game’s vision, features, and progress Using iterative techniques to put your game into a playable state every two to four weeks— even daily Helping all team participants succeed in their roles Restoring stability and predictability to the development process Managing ambiguous requirements in a fluid marketplace Scaling Scrum to large, geographically distributed development teams Getting started: overcoming inertia and integrating Scrum into your studio’s current processes Increasingly, game developers and managers are recognizing that things can’t go on the way they have in the past. Game development organizations need a far better way to work. Agile Game Development with Scrum gives them that—and brings the profitability, creativity, and fun back to game development.



Scrum

Scrum Author Jeff Sutherland
ISBN-10 9780385346467
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 256
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We live in a world that is broken. For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here from Scrum pioneer Jeff Sutherland is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live. In the future, historians may look back on human progress and draw a sharp line designating “before Scrum” and “after Scrum.” Scrum is that ground-breaking. It already drives most of the world’s top technology companies. And now it’s starting to spread to every domain where leaders wrestle with complex projects. If you’ve ever been startled by how fast the world is changing, Scrum is one of the reasons why. Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there’s no more lucid – or compelling – explainer of Scrum and its bright promise than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago. The thorny problem Jeff began tackling back then boils down to this: people are spectacularly bad at doing things with agility and efficiency. Best laid plans go up in smoke. Teams often work at cross purposes to each other. And when the pressure rises, unhappiness soars. Drawing on his experience as a West Point-educated fighter pilot, biometrics expert, early innovator of ATM technology, and V.P. of engineering or CTO at eleven different technology companies, Jeff began challenging those dysfunctional realities, looking for solutions that would have global impact. In this book you’ll journey to Scrum’s front lines where Jeff’s system of deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement is, among other feats, bringing the FBI into the 21st century, perfecting the design of an affordable 140 mile per hour/100 mile per gallon car, helping NPR report fast-moving action in the Middle East, changing the way pharmacists interact with patients, reducing poverty in the Third World, and even helping people plan their weddings and accomplish weekend chores. Woven with insights from martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines, Scrum is consistently riveting. But the most important reason to read this book is that it may just help you achieve what others consider unachievable – whether it be inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or, closer to home, a building a foundation for your family to thrive and prosper. From the Hardcover edition.



Essential Scrum

Essential Scrum Author Kenneth S. Rubin
ISBN-10 9780137043293
Release 2012
Pages 452
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The must-have practitioner's guide and manager's reference to Scrum, today's #1 agile process: fast-track knowledge for every decision-maker * *An ideal quick-start guide for technically savvy professionals and managers with no Scrum/Agile experience: serves a vital need and fills a major market void. *Exceptionally accessible: designed to be read cover-to-cover on one cross-country flight. *Two color format, packed with illustrations and margin notes that draw instant attention to key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. This easy-to-read, easy-to-use book brings together all the non-technical information managers and practitioners need to evaluate and get started with Scrum, today's #1 Agile process. Filling a major gap in the marketplace, it demystifies Scrum and Agile with simple, fast-paced explanations, more than 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, and quick paragraph summaries that deliver instant insights on key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. Kenny Rubin draws on more than a decade of experience implementing Scrum and training more than 3,000 Scrum practitioners at all levels. He delivers fasttrack familiarity with all aspects for Scrum for every technically savvy practitioner and manager who hasn't worked with agile methods before. Coverage includes: * *Why so many organizations are adopting Scrum, and how it has evolved. *Essential Scrum/Agile concepts and roles. *How to start a Scrum project or product. *How to manage product backlogs. *Sprints, sprint meetings, and Scrum 'by the numbers' *Scaling and distributing Scrum. *Using Scrum on diverse types of development projects. *Choosing the right Scrum tools The book also includes a detailed glossary that can help every new Scrum participant 'get on the same page' with Scrum's terminology, as well as an up to-date bibliography for further exploration.



Business Driven IT Wide Agile Scrum and Kanban Lean Implementation

Business Driven IT Wide Agile  Scrum  and Kanban  Lean  Implementation Author Andrew Thu Pham
ISBN-10 9781466578562
Release 2012-11-29
Pages 196
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Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation: An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders explains how to increase IT delivery capabilities through the use of Agile and Kanban. Factoring in constant change, communication, a sense of urgency, clear and measurable goals, political realities, and infrastructure needs, it covers all the ingredients required for success. Using real-world examples, this practical guide illustrates how to implement Agile and Kanban in software project management and development across the entire IT department. To make things easier for busy IT leaders and executives, the text includes two case studies along with numerous templates to facilitate understanding and kick-start implementation. Explaining how IT and business management can work together to determine business goals that drive this IT-wide undertaking, the book arms you with actionable solutions that can be put to use immediately in any IT department, regardless of size.



Scrum Mastering Reloaded

Scrum Mastering Reloaded Author Francesco Attanasio
ISBN-10 9781326464837
Release 2015-12-20
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This book is about Scrum Master role. In companies that haven't fully transitioned to Agile, there isn't always a clear understanding of what a Scrum Master really is. In such organizations, the role of Scrum Master can be a little different from team to team; it can depend on the context. The Scrum Master having coaching skills can help an organization for positive change.



Scrum in easy steps

Scrum in easy steps Author David Morris
ISBN-10 9781840787825
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 192
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Scrum is the most widely used agile framework for developing software products. Scrum in easy steps provides an introduction to Scrum, then steps through how a team gets going on a project and how they sustain performance and continually improve. It explores the three core roles in a Scrum team and how they work together effectively, and covers how a team works with others outside the team (an area most books on Scrum leave out). The book then shows how to apply the Scrum framework throughout product development, from product discovery and definition, through the experience of working in Sprints on product delivery, to how teams inspect and adapt to improve themselves and find opportunities for their organisations to get better too. It finishes with a look at how Scrum could be applied beyond a single team and how the work of Scrum teams is integrated successfully with other parts of the organisation. Whether you're looking to move into the field of software development, are currently in a Scrum team and want a handy reference, or you work in an environment with Scrum teams and want to understand how they work, Scrum in easy steps is for you. Includes downloadable templates to get you started. Table of Contents: Introducing Scrum Forming a Scrum Team Discovering what customers need Defining the Product Backlog Prioritizing and sizing the Backlog Preparing for the Sprint A day in the life of a Sprint Delivering the Product Increment Continual improvement in Scrum Scaling Scrum beyond one team The Scrum reference



Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate LEGO and Scrum Game

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate  LEGO and Scrum Game Author Dana Pylayeva
ISBN-10 9781484225653
Release 2017-01-23
Pages 140
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Discover a role-based simulation game designed to introduce DevOps in a very unusual way. Working with LEGO and chocolate, using avatars, personas, and role cards, you will gain an understanding of the Dev and Ops roles as well as their interdependencies. Throughout the game, players go through a range of emotions and learn to expand the boundaries of individual roles, acquire T-shaped skills, and grow the Scrum-team circle to include Operations. The game combines ideas from "The Phoenix Project" with the experience gained from real-life challenges, encountered by development and operations teams in many organizations. Security vulnerabilities, environments patching, deployment code freeze, development and operations silos - the game helps simulate an end-to-end product delivery process and visualize the bottlenecks in the value delivery flow. Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum Game engages all five senses to maximize learning effectiveness and in three sprints takes players through a gamified DevOps transformation journey. What You Will Learn Play the Chocolate, LEGO and Scrum role-simulation game Gain knowledge of DevOps and how to apply the game to it See how this game illustrates the DevOps cycle as a case study Who This Book Is For Programmers or system admins/project managers who are new to DevOps. DevOps trainers and Agile Coaches who are interested in offering a collaborative and engaging learning experience to their teams.



Scrum Tactics The Forwards as a Defensive and Attacking Unit With Specific Sections on Each Position

Scrum Tactics   The Forwards as a Defensive and Attacking Unit   With Specific Sections on Each Position Author Anon.
ISBN-10 9781473357242
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 50
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The first eight of a rugby team are the true work horses on the pitch, without a solid well drilled pack there can be no chance of victory. This is a thorough guide to the tactics in the scrum and in open play that will be a helpful read for anybody wanting to be part of a successful rugby team. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.



Agile Contracts

Agile Contracts Author Andreas Opelt
ISBN-10 9781118640128
Release 2013-05-15
Pages 304
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A methodologically sophisticated, comprehensive approach to applying the Agile fixed-price contract to IT projects while maximizing customer and supplier relationships "Interesting and necessary for IT managers and IT lawyers." —Walter J. Jaburek, Dipl.-Ing., Dr. iur., Dr. techn. Approximately 50 percent of software developers use Scrum, an iterative and incremental development method for managing software projects and product or application development, in their work. The benefit of Scrum and other Agile methods is that they can address shifts in a large project that traditional managerial methods cannot. Written by pioneers and leaders in the field of Agile and Scrum, Agile Contracts is the only book dedicated exclusively to the legal, procurement, and project management considerations of Agile contracts. Providing templates, a toolbox, and examples of Agile fixed-price contracts, the book presents an alternative option to fixed-price, time-based, and supply-based contracts—reducing the risk for both the supplier and the customer with a contract that offers the possibility of flux and flexible scenarios as a project progresses. Agile Contracts features in-depth chapter coverage of: The Agile Manifesto of 2001 Agility from the perspective of procurement and the software provider The problems with traditional fixed-price contracts and time material contracts What the Agile fixed-price contract is and how it is set up Tendering based on the Agile fixed-price contract How to negotiate an Agile fixed-price contract Special guidelines for the legal framework of an Agile fixed-price contract Adaptable Scope System The Black Swan scenario Contracts and procedures for the featured methodologies Especially applicable within highly structured business organizations, Agile Contracts is a must-read for project managers, agile practitioners, procurement representatives, and IT lawyers.



Scrum Mega Pack for the Agile Scrum Master Product Owner Stakeholder and Development Team

Scrum   Mega Pack   for the Agile Scrum Master  Product Owner  Stakeholder and Development Team Author Paul VII
ISBN-10 1482681730
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 196
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Scrum is a simple framework for managing even the most complex projects, In this book you have all the tools you need to start implementing it in your team or business. The author wrote this text as a certified Scrum master with experience in international blue chip companies dating back to 1999. That experience includes leading projects for the BBC, General Electric, Oracle, BSkyB, HiT Entertainment (responsible for Angelina Ballerina, Bob the builder and other titles that you love watching with your kids or siblings but won't admit to) and Razorfish. These roles have all involved leadership on a wealth of mobile, internet TV and web software projects. He has played the role of Scrum master and in the earlier years, of team lead and technical lead. He has had the privilege of running projects and rolling out working practices in market leading organisations from start to finish.



Summary Scrum

Summary  Scrum Author BusinessNews Publishing
ISBN-10 9782511041024
Release 2016-07-20
Pages 20
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The must-read summary of Jeff Sutherland's book: "Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time". This complete summary of the ideas from Jeff Sutherland's book "Scrum" shows how the conventional way of doing product development is broken and introduces a new method - SCRUM. Rather than sticking to a top-down, prescriptive approach, the SCRUM method is adaptive and evolutionary, giving you a new and improved way to do projects. The author explains the inspiration behind the SCRUM method and how to apply it to your business most effectively. Learn how to save time, work efficiently and stay organised with this concise summary. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Understand the key concepts • Increase your business knowledge To learn more, read "Scrum" and discover how to develop projects more efficiently, saving you time and money.



Scaled Agile Scrum

Scaled Agile Scrum Author Paul VII
ISBN-10 1537307363
Release 2016-09-01
Pages 98
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Agile Product Management - Just Got Easier Introduction Thank you and congratulations on taking this class, "Nexus: How to Deliver Large Projects with Scaled Agile Scrum and Manage Multiple Teams." In this class, you will be given a complete overview of Scrum Nexus used to scale scrum across multiple teams and deliver large projects. I promise that this class will be nothing short of informative and mind opening. In the world today especially the business side, it is very difficult to develop a team to the level that most of us may like and still be able to maintain the team's discipline and structure that will lead to high quality products. But with Nexus, you can solve these problems since it is a key framework for doing exactly that, even with huge teams. I am certain that you are going to get value from this class, as it will give you a comprehensive introduction to Nexus (Scaled Scrum). In addition to that, I will walk you step by step through the history of Nexus, the practices and the principles. For a better understanding, I will provide you with lots of examples throughout this class. A brief recap of Agile Scrum What is Nexus and how it helps you to co-ordinate multiple product teams Why Nexus (Scaled Scrum) was created and how it can help you. How to increase communication to ovoid overlapping dependencies and integration issues How to implement the Nexus framework in your business Without wasting time, let's get started and let me educate you on what it takes for you to use the Nexus framework in your business. Table of Contents Scaled Agile Scrum Nexus How To Deliver Large Projects With Scaled Scrum And Manage Multiple Teams Introduction Lesson 1 A Brief Recap Of Agile Scrum ......................1 What is Agile Scrum? .............................1 Lesson 2 Scaled Scrum: An Introduction To Nexus ....28 History of Nexus .................................29 Brief background of Nexus .....................30 Nexus Framework ................................32 Lesson 3 Nexus Process Flow ................................38 Why Was Nexus Created And How Can It Help You? ..........................................45 How can Nexus help you? .....................49 Lesson 5 How To Implement Nexus Framework In Your Business ................................................55 Nexus Implementation Process ..............56 Common Mistakes To Avoid When Implementing Nexus ...............................72 Conclusion ............................................79 Resources .............................................81 Preview of 'The Scrum Master Mega Pack' ...87 Check Out My Other Books .....................92 Scroll Up To The Top Of The Page And Click The Orange "Buy Now" or "Read For Free" Icon On The Right Side!



Scrum A Pocket Guide

Scrum     A Pocket Guide Author Gunther Verheyen
ISBN-10 9789087537203
Release 2013-11-04
Pages 112
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This pocket guide is the one book to read for everyone who wants to learn about Scrum. The book covers all roles, rules and the main principles underpinning Scrum, and is based on the Scrum Guide Edition 2013. A broader context to this fundamental description of Scrum is given by describing the past and the future of Scrum. The author, Gunther Verheyen, has created a concise, yet complete and passionate reference about Scrum. The book demonstrates his core view that Scrum is about a journey, a journey of discovery and fun. He designed the book to be a helpful guide on that journey. Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator says that this book currently is the best available description of Scrum around. The book combines some rare characteristics: • It describes Scrum in its entirety, yet places it in a broader context (of past and future). • The author focuses on the subject, Scrum, in a way that it truly supports the reader. The book has a language and style in line with the philosophy of Scrum. • The book shows the playfulness of Scrum. David Starr and Ralph Jocham, Professional Scrum trainers and early agile adopters, say that this is the ultimate book to be advised as follow-up book to the students they teach Scrum to and to teams and managers of organizations that they coach Scrum to.



Scrum Novice to Ninja

Scrum  Novice to Ninja Author M. David Green
ISBN-10 9781457199479
Release 2016-01-26
Pages 300
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Why should you use Scrum in your web projects? Simply put, it'll enable your team to get more done in less time. Scrum is the most popular agile project management methodology used in web projects today. While most Scrum books tend to be lengthy textbooks that cover every detail of Scrum for all types of organizations, this highly practical book concentrates solely on how best to apply Scrum in web and mobile development projects. In it, you'll learn: An overview of Scrum fundamentals for web and mobile projects Get familiar with Scrum's roles: Scrum master, product owner, team members, and interested observers Understand Scrum's rituals: sprint planning meetings, daily standups, work process, demos, and sprint retrospectives Gain a thorough understanding of the tools used in Scrum: burndown charts, story cards, sprint backlogs Troubleshoot typical Scrum issues