Agile Project Management with Scrum (Developer Best Practices)

Agile Project Management with Scrum Developer Best Practices 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 an

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, ScrumThe 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 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

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  1. Ken Schwaber Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Agile Project Management with Scrum (Developer Best Practices) book, this is one of the most wanted Ken Schwaber author readers around the world.

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  1. Agile makes software development a human activity, instead of the stressful, pressured, life eating occupation it often turns into Agile and Scrum allow us to act as whole people in our professions, responsible, creative, fulfilled, respected and still actually have decent mental health and time for a social life Agile streamlines projects into creating what is actually needed, and reduces risk by building in lots of inspect and give feedback opportunities and reprioritizing work as changes occu [...]

  2. Would have preferred less bad situation Scrum good situation type rah rah anecdotes Common pitfalls, a deeper discussion of tensions in applying the framework to different types of organizations and situations, and an exploration of different methodologies that still fit within the Scrum framework would have been preferred.

  3. An excellent, readable, brief introduction to Scrum Only Chapter 1 is devoted to the theory of Scrum the rest of the book respects the author s strong view that Scrum can t be learned by studying the theory a team must apply it to a practical situation in order to truly get a handle on Scrum Schwaber accepts the limitations of the book format by turning quickly to case studies, showing how Scrum has been applied in various complex situations, including how Scrum has been mangled in its applicati [...]

  4. I read the book This was purely because my previous project followed agile The book is a collection of events, is it the best way to start Not sure There are other Scrum Books which can give you the grasp of Scrum and then may be read this book for understanding how or what can happen At that point, this is a good book Start of with other Agile Scrum books cards and then come to this.

  5. As an aspiring agile product manager you might find yourself in a place where you need to bring the rest of the organisation along with you on the journey towards agile, so agile project management skills often come in handy.

  6. In Agile Project Management, Ken describes how, as a result of his professional pride, he hired a private investigator to track down a team member so that they could save his sprint Avoid at all costs.

  7. Great book by one of the originators of SCRUM Outlines all the principles and reinforces them w story like case studies.

  8. As complexity of the tasks increases, the central control system breaks down Scrum is built on 30 day learning cycle to prove a complete business cycle Helps us learn rapidly In one scrum cycle of 30 days, a software is built, tested, integrated and the most important of all, released to production Scrum is a process to manage complex projects It does not describe what to do in every situation It provides a framework and set of guiding principles, instead Common sense is a combination of experie [...]

  9. Agile Project Management with Scrum is a series of case studies to make points about using Scrum properly The book begins with an overview of Scrum The majority of it is introducing a company and showing how they mis used Scrum It s an excellent example of learning from the mistakes of others rather than repeating them on your own This really gets called out in the lessons learned section for each case study I would have liked some tips on how project managers should deal with insulating the tea [...]

  10. This book, written by one of the founders of Scrum, gives a rich variety of anecdotes on applications of Scrum to various scenarios It is best suited as a sequel to introductory courses readings that define the basic Scrum processes, since it concentrates mainly on ways of implementing Scrum principles in various circumstances There are some enlightening boundary cases e.g the time he had to stealth implement Scrum without letting anyone find out The stories are not entirely seen through rose co [...]

  11. You do not find engineering practices in this book It doesn t contain much theory, but enough to make the reader, which is unfamiliar with Scrum, understand its basics.This book contains real life examples which one can face during transition to Scrum or running the project using Scrum Author carefully describes of different situations and their traits, so it will be possible to spot the problem, and then he shows the reader the way it was solved.However, this book is not a cookbook which contai [...]

  12. Hmm I bet this book is a go to scrum book for many people This was my 2nd reading of it, first was 10 years ago without knowing anything about scrum and the second now after having been part in many scrum projects The book lays out a realistic view of software project landscape and detects the most obvious pitfalls I especially liked many lessons learned chapters The book is somewhat cold and impersonal, as to the writing style doesn t appeal to me The layout and oRdering of the chapters could h [...]

  13. This book is an OK set of case studies describing how to use Scrum.The case studies are nicely organised to help someone who is not familiar with the methodology understand it, and they touch on some interesting tweaks and difficulties that can arise when adopting Scrum In particular, some of the studies consider political and cultural problems that introducing Scrum or another agile technique might raise and how they could be handled.On the other hand, the other case studies aren t very interes [...]

  14. Didn t enjoy this book quite so much as the other Agile books I have read It seems lighter on the details and simplified However the case studies are probably the most valuable part of the book, so it makes a good companion to any other books you might read on Agile.I m still not quite sure exactly what Agile project management without Scrum is, they seem to be one in the same to me, perhaps I need to read a few books It may also be the case that Scrum has become a default technique to espouse [...]

  15. I didn t find this book to be very useful It s entirely case studies, with way too much time spent on the technical details of the specific projects described irrelevant to my understanding and application of scrum in my job , and not enough time spent addressing the hard questions that I ve come across in trying to apply scrum For example, the book mentions frequently that teams should be self organizing but doesn t give much advice for how to help this process It also doesn t address specific [...]

  16. It s good to read examples of Scrum being followed It s also good to see examples where the rules need to be broken On the down side this book has some pretty poor editing where the author refers to content that is defined in later chapters The author also refers to the principle of common sense and says it is a Scrum principle It seems like the author might claim anything that is good in the world as Scrum.

  17. Over the last year I have interested in learning about Agile project management in particular SCRUM practices So I borrowed this book from the library, to gain information on SCRUM, to see if I would make a good SCRUM master and what SCRUM actually is.The book is good as it doesn t just tell you about SCRUM but has real world examples of how SCRUM was used in different companies.

  18. Not really an explanation of scrum, but a series of case studies I think it would be very difficult to someone who hasn t used scrum before to start working from this book however if you have used scrum its very useful for getting insight into where you may slip up, or to help get better adoption within the business.

  19. I am sure that if I had not done any Scrum work before I would have found this book to be better Unfortunately that s not the case, so I found this book outdated and lacking in specifics Also, the writing was not spectacular, and the book could have used a good editor it is always a bad thing to refer to a concept e.g shashimi in a case story before actually introducing the concept.

  20. Great book for its time, the examples and stories from Ken still stand The scrum framework has evolved around it a bit though and some of the practical guidance isn t exactly as Ken would probably put it nowadays His later works, software in 30 days and gunthers scrum pocket guide are logical successors to this book in a sense.

  21. This is a good introduction to Agile Project Management The book begins with a short overview of the core principles of Scrum The bulk of the book is then dedicated to stories that illustrate the principles in practice and some of the challenges you might encounter Recommended for people who are new to Agile.

  22. Awesome book It s pleasant to read, concise and full of real world examples.Some books say Iterations are the heartbeat of Agile , this one tells you why through some nice real life stories Some takeaways not necessary to call it Scrum to make your customer benefit from the process iterations are a way of creating a sense of urgency i.e small deadline once in a while

  23. Good insight in Scrum, written by one of its creators Not a theoretical book, but a combination of a description of the Scrum principles with case studies Good start when you are a Scrum newbie.

  24. Very relevant, practical discourse borne out from real world experiences Highly recommend to anyone involved in projects programmes with all or some streams using Scrum.Detailed review here goo u2fi2

  25. Provides very useful insights and guidance to avoid the common pitfalls in Scrum implementation.Read about them at bookwormsrecos 201

  26. Scrum can be explained pretty quickly you don t need a whole book What this book provides is lots of case studies, organized by topic, so you have the feel of Scrum Now I feel able to talk with my new team about our process they re already using Scrum.

  27. Classic book of Ken Schawaber about Scrum If you work intend to work with Scrum this is a must have book Livro cl ssico de Ken Schawaber sobre Scrum Se voc trabalha pretende trabalhar com Scrum esse um livro que voc tem que ter.

  28. Learning about SCRUM via case studies is a great way to do it I would have liked the book to touch on extreme programming , or discuss the advantages and disadvantages of 2 week, 3 week, or 4 week sprints It also didn t discuss estimating backlog in story points.

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