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Originally created for agile software development, scrum provides project managers with the flexibility needed to meet ever-changing consumer demands. Presenting a modified version of the agile software development framework, Scrum Project Management introduces Scrum basics and explains how to apply this adaptive technique to effectively manage a w

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Kim H. Pries
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2010-08-17
File: 198 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439825174

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Building a successful product usually involves teams of people, and many choose the Scrum approach to aid in creating products that deliver the highest possible value. Implementing Scrum gives teams a collection of powerful ideas they can assemble to fit their needs and meet their goals. The ninety-four patterns contained within are elaborated nuggets of insight into Scrum’s building blocks, how they work, and how to use them. They offer novices a roadmap for starting from scratch, yet they help intermediate practitioners fine-tune or fortify their Scrum implementations. Experienced practitioners can use the patterns and supporting explanations to get a better understanding of how the parts of Scrum complement each other to solve common problems in product development. The patterns are written in the well-known Alexandrian form, whose roots in architecture and design have enjoyed broad application in the software world. The form organizes each pattern so you can navigate directly to organizational design tradeoffs or jump to the solution or rationale that makes the solution work. The patterns flow together naturally through the context sections at their beginning and end. Learn everything you need to know to master and implement Scrum one step at a time—the agile way.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Jeff Sutherland
Publisher: Pragmatic Bookshelf
Release: 2019-08-16
File: 572 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781680507560

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The First Guide to Scrum-Based Agile Product Management In Agile Product Management with Scrum, leading Scrum consultant Roman Pichler uses real-world examples to demonstrate how product owners can create successful products with Scrum. He describes a broad range of agile product management practices, including making agile product discovery work, taking advantage of emergent requirements, creating the minimal marketable product, leveraging early customer feedback, and working closely with the development team. Benefitting from Pichler’s extensive experience, you’ll learn how Scrum product ownership differs from traditional product management and how to avoid and overcome the common challenges that Scrum product owners face. Coverage includes Understanding the product owner’s role: what product owners do, how they do it, and the surprising implications Envisioning the product: creating a compelling product vision to galvanize and guide the team and stakeholders Grooming the product backlog: managing the product backlog effectively even for the most complex products Planning the release: bringing clarity to scheduling, budgeting, and functionality decisions Collaborating in sprint meetings: understanding the product owner’s role in sprint meetings, including the dos and don’ts Transitioning into product ownership: succeeding as a product owner and establishing the role in the enterprise This book is an indispensable resource for anyone who works as a product owner, or expects to do so, as well as executives and coaches interested in establishing agile product management.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Roman Pichler
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release: 2010-03-11
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780321684134

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“Our job as Scrum professionals is to continually improve our ability to use Scrum to deliver products and services that help customers achieve valuable outcomes. This book will help you to improve your ability to apply Scrum.” –From the Foreword by Ken Schwaber, co-author of Scrum Mastering Professional Scrum is for anyone who wants to deliver increased value by using Scrum more effectively. Leading Scrum practitioners Stephanie Ockerman and Simon Reindl draw on years of Scrum training and coaching to help you return to first principles and apply Scrum with the professionalism required to achieve its transformative potential. The authors aim to help you focus on proven Scrum approaches for improving quality, getting and using fast feedback, and becoming more adaptable, instead of “going through the motions” and settling for only modest improvements. Whether you’re a Scrum Master, Development Team member, or Product Owner, you’ll find practical advice for facing challenges with transparency and courage, overcoming a wide array of common challenges, and continually improving your Scrum practice. Realistically assess your current Scrum practice, and identify areas for improvement Recognize what a great Scrum Team looks like and get there Focus on “Done”–not “sort-of-Done” or “almost-Done” Measure and optimize the value delivered by every Product Increment Improve the way you plan, develop, and grow Clear away wider organizational impediments to agility and professionalism Overcome common misconceptions that stand in the way of progress Register your book for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Stephanie Ockerman
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release: 2019-09-11
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780134841700

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This is a comprehensive guide to Scrum for all (team members, managers, and executives). If you want to use Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers, this is the complete, single-source reference you've been searching for. This book provides a common understanding of Scrum, a shared vocabulary that can be used in applying it, and practical knowledge for deriving maximum value from it.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Kenneth S. Rubin
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
Release: 2012
File: 452 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780137043293

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For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here 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.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jeff Sutherland
Publisher: Currency
Release: 2014-09-30
File: 256 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780385346467

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Choose to be a Master Scrum Master? Prepared to establish yourself fit for 21st centuries Digital Transformation & solution Development? This book can revolutionize your course. Based on the one decade of research and several hundred Scrum Master coaching has established this volume. This Guidebook is for all the Scrum Masters, who determine to become master in Scrum Master role and build magnificent software solutions. Competitive pressure and fundamental changes will remain the hallmark of the business environment. Thus, the demand for new and upgraded skills will continue. Lifelong learning is not simply an academic thought; it is a business essential. This Guidebook has emphasized the pragmatic challenges a Scrum Master comes across during software solution development and how Scrum Master can fortify themselves to surmount all these challenges. This Guidebook consists of seven distinct areas like Communication, Creativity, Companionability, Competent Team formation, Change agents, Charismatic leadership, and Catalyst. These seven pillars are seven elements of the Seven Chakra Model (7C chakras) empowers scrum masters to obtain individual agility. If these Seven chakras are not purified or malfunctions, we develop into disordered or function inadequately. As an Organization is not a machine, it is an Organism, Scrum Masters have to take care of these Seven elements by learning about them and strengthening these elements so that the Individuals does not get affected much by external challenges. The author has emphasized many challenging use cases, thought-provoking questions for the readers to reflect on and take action and has cited many case studies in this book to make the volume pragmatic for the reader. The author had shared many theoretical concepts for the reader to work out further research and enhance learning in those areas so that the reader can become fit for Master Scrum Master.

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Genre: Self-Help
Author: CHANDAN LAL PATARY
Publisher: Notion Press
Release: 2019-12-07
File: 514 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781647335502

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Scrum has the magnetic characteristic to attract the individuals and organizations to adopt Scrum and achieve high value. Flexibility, creativity and productivity not only motivate those who work on projects but also give most favorable results to the organizations. The structure and unique features of this book that can help aspirants to adopt Scrum and get certified in PSM I or PSPO I examinations are: 1. Scrum Theory: Cover everything which is part of Scrum Guide. We have not adulterated the concepts of Scrum Guide in any manner. “Information Nuggets” are added at the end of the chapters to explain those aspects that need a little more explanation. 2. Additional Concepts: These topics are either mentioned in the Scrum Guide but not explained or are not part of Scrum Guide but are often asked in certification examinations. 3. Questions (400 Unique): This unit has 5 Model Test Papers (MTPs). Each MTP has 80 questions. We have endeavored to minimize repetition to zero levels. These 400 questions are result of in-depth research of those who train professionals to prepare for certification examinations and those who apply Scrum Framework in organizations. Master these 400 questions to clear PSM I or PSPO I certification exam in first attempt itself. 4. Scrum Rules in Tabular Format: Scrum journey requires referring to the Scrum rules as and when required. In Scrum Guide, these rules are not given separately and are merged with the theory. It is a time-consuming and tedious exercise for users to search these rules in theory. We have simplified this tedious exercise through a tabular format.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Vishal Malhotra
Publisher: Vishal Malhotra
Release: 2020-05-01
File: 157 Pages
ISBN-13: 9798647278913

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PMBOK®, PRINCE2®, and Scrum are today's three most widely recognized project management standards. The most successful project managers know how to draw on all three, and often combine them to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently. In Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince2, and Scrum, Jihane Roudias shows project managers how these methods complement each other, how to integrate them, and how to troubleshoot projects involving any or all of them. Roudias illuminates core project concepts, processes, and areas of knowledge in each methodology, guides you in synthesizing them, and reviews the types of difficulties you may encounter in each project process. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Roudias also emphasizes the importance of project risk management, monitoring, and evaluation systems – and demonstrates how to use them to make timely and informed decisions at every stage of your project. For every project management practitioner and student pursuing PMBOK/PMI, PRINCE2, and/or Scrum certification, or seeking to use these methodologies together to achieve better project performance.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Jihane Roudias
Publisher: FT Press
Release: 2015-01-30
File: 240 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780134060873

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This book is a guide for managers, Scrum Masters and agile coaches who are interested in agile organizational methods and who are planning to introduce Scrum at their own company. Scrum is not only a product development framework but can also be used to structure activities for agile and lean organizational development. Divided into five major parts, the book first introduces and defines the Scrum Culture. It explains its relevance, highlights a number of pain points typical for first encounters with Scrum, and embeds it in an introduction to organizational change. This is complemented with many real-life examples that help to apply the concepts to readers’ own specific contexts. The second part describes the principles of introducing Scrum in detail, while the third part embarks on the practical application of these principles, drawing on a wealth of experience gathered in many successful introduction projects. Part four focuses on a detailed case study of a Scrum transformation before part five provides, in closing, a number of appendices offering extensive information on Scrum and its principles.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Dominik Maximini
Publisher: Springer
Release: 2015-01-08
File: 315 Pages
ISBN-13: 9783319118277

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