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Essential Scrum

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Essential Scrum by Kenneth S. Rubin Book Summary:

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.

Essential Scrum

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Essential Scrum by Kenneth S. Rubin Book Summary:

A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process The Single-Source, 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, Essential Scrum is the complete, single-source reference you’ve been searching for. Leading Scrum coach and trainer Kenny Rubin illuminates the values, principles, and practices of Scrum, and describes flexible, proven approaches that can help you implement it far more effectively. Whether you are new to Scrum or years into your use, this book will introduce, clarify, and deepen your Scrum knowledge at the team, product, and portfolio levels. Drawing from Rubin’s experience helping hundreds of organizations succeed with Scrum, this book provides easy-to-digest descriptions enhanced by more than two hundred illustrations based on an entirely new visual icon language for describing Scrum’s roles, artifacts, and activities. Essential Scrum will provide every team member, manager, and executive with a common understanding of Scrum, a shared vocabulary they can use in applying it, and practical knowledge for deriving maximum value from it.

Agile Project Management with Scrum

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Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber Book Summary:

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!

Coaching Agile Teams

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Coaching Agile Teams by Lyssa Adkins Book Summary:

The Provocative and Practical Guide to Coaching Agile Teams As an agile coach, you can help project teams become outstanding at agile, creating products that make them proud and helping organizations reap the powerful benefits of teams that deliver both innovation and excellence. More and more frequently, ScrumMasters and project managers are being asked to coach agile teams. But it’s a challenging role. It requires new skills—as well as a subtle understanding of when to step in and when to step back. Migrating from “command and control” to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set. In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment. You’ll gain a deep view into the role of the agile coach, discover what works and what doesn’t, and learn how to adapt powerful skills from many allied disciplines, including the fields of professional coaching and mentoring. Coverage includes Understanding what it takes to be a great agile coach Mastering all of the agile coach’s roles: teacher, mentor, problem solver, conflict navigator, and performance coach Creating an environment where self-organized, high-performance teams can emerge Coaching teams past cooperation and into full collaboration Evolving your leadership style as your team grows and changes Staying actively engaged without dominating your team and stunting its growth Recognizing failure, recovery, and success modes in your coaching Getting the most out of your own personal agile coaching journey Whether you’re an agile coach, leader, trainer, mentor, facilitator, ScrumMaster, project manager, product owner, or team member, this book will help you become skilled at helping others become truly great. What could possibly be more rewarding?

Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners

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Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners by Ilan Goldstein Book Summary:

Practical, Step-by-Step Scrum Techniques for Improving Processes, Actions, and Outcomes The widespread adoption and success of Scrum can be attributed in large part to its perceived intuitiveness and simplicity. But when new Scrum practitioners attempt to apply Scrum theory and high-level approaches in actual projects, they often find it surprisingly difficult. In Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners, Scrum expert Ilan Goldstein helps you translate the Scrum framework into reality to meet the Scrum challenges your formal training never warned you about. Drawing on his extensive agile experience in a wide range of projects and environments, Goldstein presents thirty proven, flexible shortcuts for optimizing Scrum processes, actions, and outcomes. Each shortcut walks you through applying a Scrum approach to achieve a tangible output. These easy-to-digest, actionable patterns address a broad range of topics including getting started, quality and metrics, team members and roles, managing stakeholders, estimation, continuous improvement and much more. Whatever your role, Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners will help you take your Scrum skills to the next level and achieve better results in any project you participate in.

The Agile Pocket Guide

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The Agile Pocket Guide by Peter Saddington Book Summary:

The Agile Pocket Guide explains how to develop products, services, and software quickly and efficiently, without losing the main components of the framework so effective in streamlining the creating of these products and for making positive change within a company. It includes The basic tennets of the Scrum framework How to apply the processes and steps required to become agile The dynamics of a successful agile environment The very basics of Scrum and how to employ them quickly Practical questions to ask the Team Leader as well as the Team How to build an environment of communication and collaboration for the entire organization

The Scrum Fieldbook

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The Scrum Fieldbook by J. J. Sutherland Book Summary:

Based on years of work in the field with scores of companies including Bosch, 3M, Schlumberger, and Saab, The Scrum Fieldbook delivers a hands-on, practical approach for successfully implementing the Scrum framework in any domain. Scrum is the secret weapon behind some of today's most successful companies. Giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple use Scrum to reshape our world through incredibly fast innovation, a laser focus on customers, and continuous improvement. In recent years, Scrum has helped companies large and small thrive in the age of disruption. Its use has exploded across the corporate world far beyond its software and technology roots. J.J. Sutherland and the team at Scrum Inc. have dramatically improved performance at global banks, utilities, medical device manufacturers, mining conglomerates, and labs on the cutting edge of genetic science. In The Scrum Fieldbook, JJ draws on his firm's extensive experience to take leaders, managers, and employees deeper into the specific challenges and new opportunities of an Agile world. He shows how the Scrum framework can be successfully applied to any situation, in any industry, from automobile manufacturers in the US and Europe to nonprofits in Africa, from home renovation contractors in Minnesota to gas exploration companies in South America, from building fighter planes in Sweden to accelerating US Navy special forces teams in regions of the world we can't mention.

The Art of Agile Development

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The Art of Agile Development by James Shore,Chromatic,Shane Warden Book Summary:

For those considering Extreme Programming, this book provides no-nonsense advice on agile planning, development, delivery, and management taken from the authors' many years of experience. While plenty of books address the what and why of agile development, very few offer the information users can apply directly.

The Scrum Field Guide

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The Scrum Field Guide by Mitch Lacey Book Summary:

Don't just 'survive' the move to agile: thrive! Discover 42 infinitely practical tips for succeeding with agile, right from the start! * *Paves the road to success with a clear plan for creating and releasing software. *Works with any agile methodology, from XP to Scrum. *Practical, actionable, concrete tips for senior managers, program/project managers, developers, and product owners. *Eliminates 'buyer's remorse' associated with bumpy agile transitions, helping teams quickly build confidence and get results. Adopting agile looks easy - on paper! In reality, though, new agile teams encounter many unforeseen challenges. Some lose confidence in their ability to succeed; others muddle through, struggling to solve problems that others have already solved many times over. In this book Mitch Lacey brings together those solutions, helping new agile developers learn from others' experience quickly and painlessly. This engaging, realistic book systematically removes the pain of agile adoption, and breaks down the barriers to rapid success. The Scrum Field Guide is organized into 42 bite-size, practical tips - each supported with highly relevant real-world examples and case studies. Lacey presents a section of tips that apply to everyone on the agile team, from leaders to customers. Next, he offers sections specific to each role - including tips for management, program/project managers, team members, and product owners. Lacey answers the questions new agile adopters ask most often - including 'can I modify standard agile processes and still be agile?' and 'how on Earth can we release software within a short timeframe if we can't even do it in a long timeframe?' Along the way, he presents proven solutions for a wide variety of common problems - from prioritizing requirements to building release plans, creating workable software iterations to getting buy-in from skeptical executives.

How to Kill the Scrum Monster

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How to Kill the Scrum Monster by Ilya Bibik Book Summary:

Implement Scrum or improve how Scrum works in your team or organization using this concise, sharp, and programmatic book. You will quickly learn what you need to know without getting confused with unnecessary details. What You'll Learn Become familiar with Agile concepts and understand the path from Waterfall to the Agile Manifesto Understand the most commonly used Agile methodology—Scrum—and how it relates to eXtreme Programming and Kanban as well as to Lean principles Identify the challenges of the Scrum Master role and understand what this role is all about Know the stages of Scrum team development Embrace and solve conflicts in a Scrum team Who This Book Is For Anyone looking for a simple way to understand Scrum methodology

User Stories Applied

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User Stories Applied by Mike Cohn Book Summary:

Thoroughly reviewed and eagerly anticipated by the agile community, User Stories Applied offers a requirements process that saves time, eliminates rework, and leads directly to better software. The best way to build software that meets users' needs is to begin with "user stories": simple, clear, brief descriptions of functionality that will be valuable to real users. In User Stories Applied, Mike Cohn provides you with a front-to-back blueprint for writing these user stories and weaving them into your development lifecycle. You'll learn what makes a great user story, and what makes a bad one. You'll discover practical ways to gather user stories, even when you can't speak with your users. Then, once you've compiled your user stories, Cohn shows how to organize them, prioritize them, and use them for planning, management, and testing. User role modeling: understanding what users have in common, and where they differ Gathering stories: user interviewing, questionnaires, observation, and workshops Working with managers, trainers, salespeople and other "proxies" Writing user stories for acceptance testing Using stories to prioritize, set schedules, and estimate release costs Includes end-of-chapter practice questions and exercises User Stories Applied will be invaluable to every software developer, tester, analyst, and manager working with any agile method: XP, Scrum... or even your own home-grown approach.

The Scrum Master Guidebook

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The Scrum Master Guidebook by CHANDAN LAL PATARY Book Summary:

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.

Succeeding with Agile

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Succeeding with Agile by Mike Cohn Book Summary:

Provides recommendations and case studies to help with the implementation of Scrum.

Learning Agile

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Learning Agile by Andrew Stellman,Jennifer Greene Book Summary:

Learning Agile is a comprehensive guide to the most popular agile methods, written in a light and engaging style that makes it easy for you to learn. Agile has revolutionized the way teams approach software development, but with dozens of agile methodologies to choose from, the decision to "go agile" can be tricky. This practical book helps you sort it out, first by grounding you in agile’s underlying principles, then by describing four specific—and well-used—agile methods: Scrum, extreme programming (XP), Lean, and Kanban. Each method focuses on a different area of development, but they all aim to change your team’s mindset—from individuals who simply follow a plan to a cohesive group that makes decisions together. Whether you’re considering agile for the first time, or trying it again, you’ll learn how to choose a method that best fits your team and your company. Understand the purpose behind agile’s core values and principles Learn Scrum’s emphasis on project management, self-organization, and collective commitment Focus on software design and architecture with XP practices such as test-first and pair programming Use Lean thinking to empower your team, eliminate waste, and deliver software fast Learn how Kanban’s practices help you deliver great software by managing flow Adopt agile practices and principles with an agile coach

The Professional ScrumMaster’s Handbook

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The Professional ScrumMaster’s Handbook by Stacia Viscardi Book Summary:

Focusing on the ScrumMaster role and responsibilities, this book presents solutions and ideas for common problems, improving the overall methodology of a ScrumMaster's approach.The Professional ScrumMaster’s Handbook is for anybody who wishes to be a true ScrumMaster as the role was originally intended - a fearless, professional, change facilitator. This book extends your working knowledge of Scrum to explore other avenues and ways of thinking to help teams and organizations reach their full potential.

Agile Estimating and Planning

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Agile Estimating and Planning by Mike Cohn Book Summary:

Goes beyond the strategy of just enough planning and estimating, and shows readers how to make agile practices truly work organizationally.

A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (Adobe Reader)

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A Practical Guide to Distributed Scrum (Adobe Reader) by Elizabeth Woodward,Steffan Surdek,Matthew Ganis Book Summary:

Succeed with Scrum in Even the Largest, Most Complex Distributed Development Projects Forewords by Ken Schwaber, Scott Ambler, Roman Pichler, and Matthew Wang This is the first comprehensive, practical guide for Scrum practitioners working in large-scale distributed environments. Written by three of IBM’s leading Scrum practitioners—in close collaboration with the IBM QSE Scrum Community of more than 1000 members worldwide—this book offers specific, actionable guidance for everyone who wants to succeed with Scrum in the enterprise. Readers will follow a journey through the lifecycle of a distributed Scrum project, from envisioning products and setting up teams to preparing for Sprint planning and running retrospectives. Each chapter presents a baseline drawn from “conventional” Scrum, then discusses additional issues faced by distributed teams, and presents specific best-practice solutions, alternatives, and tips the authors have identified through hard, empirical experience. Using real-world examples, the book demonstrates how to apply key Scrum practices, such as look-ahead planning in geographically distributed environments. Readers will also gain valuable new insights into the agile management of complex problem and technical domains. Coverage includes Developing user stories and working with Product Owners as a distributed team Recognizing and fixing the flaws Scrum may reveal in existing processes Engaging in more efficient Release and Sprint planning Conducting intense, brief daily Scrum meetings in distributed environments Managing cultural and language differences Resolving dependencies, performing frequent integration, and maintaining transparency in geographically distributed environments Successfully running remote software reviews and demos Brainstorming what worked and what didn’t, to improve future Sprints This book will be an indispensable resource for every team leader, member, product owner, or manager working with Scrum or other agile methods in any distributed software development organization.

The Scrum Field Guide

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The Scrum Field Guide by Mitch Lacey Book Summary:

Thousands of organizations are adopting Scrum to transform the way they execute complex projects, in software and beyond. This guide will give you the skills and confidence needed to deploy Scrum, resulting in high-performing teams and satisfied customers. Drawing on years of hands-on experience helping companies succeed, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Mitch Lacey helps you overcome the major challenges of Scrum adoption and the deeper issues that emerge later. Extensively revised to reflect improved Scrum practices and tools, this edition adds an all-new section of tips from the field. Lacey covers many new topics, including immersive interviewing, collaborative estimation, and deepening business alignment. In 35 engaging chapters, you’ll learn how to build support and maximize value across your company. Now part of the renowned Mike Cohn Signature Series on agile development, this pragmatic guide addresses everything from establishing roles and priorities to determining team velocity, setting sprint length, and conducting customer reviews. Coverage includes Bringing teams and new team members on board Creating a workable definition of “done” Planning for short-term wins, and removing impediments to success Balancing predictability and adaptability in release planning Running productive daily scrums Fixing failing sprints Accurately costing projects, and measuring the value they deliver Managing risks in dynamic Scrum projects Prioritizing and estimating backlogs Working with distributed and offshore teams Institutionalizing improvements, and extending agility throughout the organization Packed with real-world examples straight from Lacey’s experience, this book will be invaluable to anyone transitioning to Scrum, seeking to improve their early results, or trying to get back on track.

Agile Software Development with Scrum

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Agile Software Development with Scrum by Ken Schwaber,Mike Beedle Book Summary:

Arguably the most important book about managing technology and systems development efforts, this book describes building systems using the deceptively simple process, Scrum. Readers will come to understand a new approach to systems development projects that cuts through the complexity and ambiguity of complex, emergent requirements and unstable technology to iteratively and quickly produce quality software. BENEFITS Learn how to immediately start producing software incrementally regardless of existing engineering practices or methodologies Learn how to simplify the implementation of Agile processes Learn how to simplify XP implementation through a Scrum wrapper Learn why Agile processes work and how to manage them Understand the theoretical underpinnings of Agile processes