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.
A Practical Guide to the Mastery of Scrum Framework
Author: International Scrum Assembly(tm)
Publisher: Independently Published
Nolan Bushnell, the founder of Atari, came up with an aphorism: "All the best games are easy to learn and difficult to master."Take Guitar Hero as an example. You can learn it today; it is as simple as matching notes that scroll on-screen to colored fret buttons on the controller. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn things like how to strum in both directions, timing of the hammer-ons, using your Star Power, and most important of all, you have to learn how to play well with your bandmates. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice; out there with your bandmates, not in a classroom!Take football as another example. You can learn it today; it is as simple as moving the ball towards the opposition's end-zone/goal. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn things like passing, shielding, tackling, shooting, and most important of all, you have to learn how to play well with your teammates. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice; out there in the field, not in a classroom!Scrum is no different. You can learn Scrum today; fundamentals of Scrum are so simple and common sense that anyone can learn it quickly and effectively. But if you want to master it, then you have to learn how to apply Scrum Framework in a real work environment, deliver a real project with real deadlines, and most important of all, you have to learn how to work well with your co-workers. What you need is practice, practice, and more practice; out there on the job, not in a classroom!Then, why does Scrum require high prices in thousands of dollars and extensive time commitment for training and certification? The fact is, there is no good reason at all -- other than companies making a profit out of your hopes and dreams for a better career.International Scrum Assembly(tm) is founded to address this problem.We are on a mission to open-source Scrum training & certification so that; first, you learn easily at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home; second, you prove officially that you obtained it without breaking the bank; third, you practice on the job so that you can truly master it. With this mission in mind, we developed high-quality training material that teaches you the core of Scrum, and we offer it for free. We developed practice exam questions that prepare you for the official exam, and we offer for free. Finally, we developed accredited certification programs, and we priced them as low as possible.We believe Scrum is good for our planet; as more people can afford Scrum training and certification, more projects, more companies, and more countries will benefit from the time-proven effectiveness of Agile and Scrum framework. This way, together, we make our planet a better place.
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.
This simple book explains the Scrum framework as defined in the Scrum Guide (from scrum.org). It is helpful for understanding the basics of the framework, and also helps those who are preparing for the PSM I (Professional Scrum Master level 1) exam. It can be a basic reference for the practitioners too.
This book has 80 questions for scrum master certifications. Questions range from basic to expert level and explanations are given while reviewing the answers. This is the first book in the series. Each page has only one question and the correct answer with explanation is given on the next page. This make it easy for you to answer yourself before reviewing the correct answer. If you are looking for a real test experience, please refer to the end of this book. We have included details and discount codes for the online version of these tests. Course links are available at www.letSSprint.com as well. Knowledge of Scrum is desirable for taking this course. Practice tests are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™. This will make the student better prepared Scrum Master certifications and interviews for Scrum roles. Questions and explanations are based on Scrum as defined in The Scrum Guide™. This is helpful for any Professional appearing for Scrum Master Certifications and Interviews.
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.