The basics of being a ScrumMaster are fairly straightforward: At face value all a ScrumMaster needs to do is facilitate the Scrum process and remove impediments. But being a great ScrumMaster, one who truly embodies the principles of servant-leadership and helps move a team to the high performance levels possible with Scrum, is much harder and much more elusive. In this book Geoff shares a collection of stories and practical guidance, drawn from over ten years of coaching numerous Scrum teams that will guide you on your path to greatness. In this book you will learn: * The skills and characteristics of great ScrumMasters * How to generate, maintain and increase engagement from the team * How to increase the effectiveness of the Scrum meetings, such as retrospectives and daily scrums. * How to foster a more creative and collaborative team * How to increase the performance of the team * How to know when you are a successful ScrumMaster Scrum Mastery is for practicing ScrumMasters who want to develop themselves into a great servant-leader capable of taking their teams beyond simple process compliance. Mike Cohn, in his foreword for the book, said: "Most books rehash well-trod territory and I don't finish them any wiser. I am positive I will be referring back to this book for many years" Roman Pichler said: "I am thoroughly impressed with how comprehensive and well-written the book is. It will be indispensable for many people"
A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process
Author: Ronald Loon
Publisher: Independently Published
Scrum is an open Project Management Framework, and yet it has been extremely time consuming and expensive to obtain Scrum certification as there has been a small number of profit-driven Scrum Certification Programs in the market that leaves professionals with no option other than to make extensive time commitments and to pay expensive fees before they are allowed to take the official exam and get certified. International Scrum Assembly
An Essential Scrum Mastery, Software Agile Development, Product Development Managing Guide
Author: Joseph Joyner
Agile Project Management focuses mainly on the value of the customers first. It is formed by a team who put more attention on the interaction of the team rather than accomplishing. They approach the reality of the current business rather than to plan and follow it. The Agile Manifesto's key principles and organizational practices is what Agile Project Management is based from. The Agile Project Management helps in giving high technicality and value even if you don't have the luxury or a big budget. The good thing is that the principles don't only refer to software development, but it also gives people a way of thinking towards management approach to be able to develop consensus quickly in an environment that is fast-paced.
The #1 guide to using Visual Studio 2010 in team development: insider coverage of this huge release, from the leader of the VSTS team * *Focuses on succeeding with new VS 2010 ALM products in real-world environments, with exclusive 'Lessons Learned at Microsoft'. *Thoroughly covers VS 2010's massive new capabilities for team development. *Contains extensive new coverage of implementing Scrum and related practices. *Covers the entire lifecycle: requirements, architecture, construction, build, test, and more This is the most practical, valuable guide for every member of the software team who intends to run or participate in software projects using Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010. Written by a top Microsoft Visual Studio development team leader and a leading Visual Studio implementation consultant, it focuses on the real challenges development organizations face. The authors identify powerful lessons and best practices learned at Microsoft, and cover the entire development lifecycle, from requirements gathering through testing and beyond. This edition adds extensive coverage of VS 2010's extensive new team features, as well as new coverage of using VS 2010 to actively support teams that practice Scrum. Throughout, the authors focus on showing how to use VS 2010 to reduce waste, increase transparency, and accelerate the flow of value to the end customer. Coverage includes: * *Requirements: vision, user stories, use cases, storyboards, satisfiers/dissatisfiers, and more *Running the project: self-managing teams, metrics, sprints, and dashboards *'Value-up' views of software architecture, construction, and testing. *Build and lab: check-in, team build, continuous integration, build verification tests, reporting, deployment, and lab automation/virtualization. *Troubleshooting the project: overcoming issues ranging from scope creep to build failures
Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback
Author: Sam Guckenheimer
Use Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2012 and Agile Methods to Deliver Higher Value Software Faster This is the definitive guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012—Microsoft’s complementary Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. Written by the Microsoft Visual Studio product owner and a long-time Team Foundation Server implementation specialist, it focuses on solving real development challenges, systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency, and delivering better software more quickly and painlessly. Coverage includes • Accelerating the “flow of value” to customers, with a transparent backlog, PowerPoint Storyboarding, VS 2012 feedback requests, and a “usability lab” right into your customers’ hands • Driving quality upstream to uncover hidden architectural patterns, ensure cleaner code, fix multiple recurring “cloned” bugs at once, ensure the definition of done with continuous integration and deployment in a reliable build process • Eliminating “no repro” bugs with VS 2012’s six powerful mechanisms for more accurate fault identification and use of virtualized test environments • Using Scrum or other Agile methods with Process Templates effectively across distributed teams in large organization by automating burndowns and dashboards to identify “early warning signals” of emerging problems with quality or maintainability • Staying in the groove by storing the state of your work and environment with shelvesets, to let you handle interruptions smoothly • Leveraging VS 2012’s new support for multiple Microsoft and open source unit testing frameworks in your IDE and continuous integration pipeline • Performing exploratory testing to uncover bugs in surprising places and testing immersive Windows 8 apps • Rapidly improving team development and collaboration with the hosted Team Foundation Service Whatever your development role, this book will help you apply modern software development practices using Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 to focus on what really matters: building software that begins delivering exceptional value sooner and keeps delighting customers far into the future.
Scrum is the most successful framework for agile product development and much has been written about how to follow the Scrum process but the key to success is in the leadership skills of the product owner. Product Mastery explores the traits of the best product owners offering an insight into the difference between good and great product ownership and explaining how the best product owners are DRIVEN to be successful. In a follow up to the hugely successful Scrum Mastery, Geoff Watts shares more enlightening case studies on how to be: Decisive with incomplete information. Ruthless about maximizing value and minimizing risk. Informed about your product's domain. Versatile in your leadership style. Empowering of project stakeholders. Negotiable while you pursue your vision. This is essential reading for anyone involved in an agile product development effort. Geoff Watts has been a thought leader in the agile development space for many years and his books, training and coaching have helped thousands of teams across the world deliver better products more effectively. Geoff is the author of Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant-Leadership and The Coach's Casebook: Mastering The Twelve Traits That Trap Us, a winner of the 2016 International Book Awards. "Product Mastery is a great book to read if you want to understand how a great Product Owner works. Whether you are hiring a Product Owner or want to be a great Product Owner, the insights that Geoff Watts shares in this book should be your guide." --Jeff Sutherland, Co-Creator of Scrum and author of Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice The Work in Half the Time "Geoff has done a great job at distilling the soft skills product owners need to succeed. His new book is packed with practical advice to advance your skills and become a truly great product owner." - Roman Pichler, Author of Strategize and Agile Product Management with Scrum.
Practical Insights on Agile for the New Age Organization
Author: Urmila Kandha
Publisher: Notion Press
Category: Business & Economics
Essentials of Agile Transformation is your roadmap to successfully transforming your organization to an Agile culture. Veteran agile coach Urmila Kandha shares her perspectives with you on what are the crucial elements of an agile transformation. Focussing on the cultural transformation will help you bridge the chasm between doing agile and being agile. Who should read this book? ü Practitioners, Project Managers or Transition Managers struggling to transition to Agile ü Startup enthusiasts who want to stay nimble and deliver accelerated business value ü CXOs struggling to establish an Agile culture ü Anyone who needs tried and tested tips and proven techniques from practitioners, coaches and industry veterans on transformation to help them boost their efforts to transform What’s inside? • Tete a tete with 7 Industry Veterans on Agile Transformation • Leadership Behaviours for Transformation Success, Mindset Transformation, Nurturing High Performance Teams, Choice of Frameworks, Strategizing Agility at Scale and much more Read on to make Agility the new normal of your organization!
Cranked helps teams and organisations to effectively deliver software in a changeable or uncertain environment. This book will teach you all about the values, activities and practices that you need to know to delight your customers with your software product. With the techniques in this book you can: - Improve product quality - Release faster and with less errors - Focus on value - Deliver more features - Increase motivation and job satisfaction - Make your customers and end-users happy If you are already working in an agile or lean team, Cranked could accelerate you to the next level. If you are switching to agile or lean - Cranked will help you to avoid common problems in failed agile adoptions. Cranked can be used in any size of organisation to solve complex software development problems.
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.