A 30-year veteran of the software development industry, Ken Schwaber is a leader of the agile process revolution and one of the developers of the Scrum process. A signatory of the Agile Manifesto in 2001, he subsequently founded the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance. Ken authored Agile Project Management with Scrum and coauthored Agile Software Development with Scrum and has helped train more than 47,000 certified ScrumMasters.
The Enterprise and Scrumby Ken Schwaber
It’s time to extend the benefits of Scrum—greater agility, higher-quality products, and lower costs—from individual teams to your entire enterprise. However, with Scrum’s lack of prescribed rules, the friction of change can be challenging as people struggle to break from old project management habits. In this book, agile-process revolution
It’s time to extend the benefits of Scrum—greater agility, higher-quality products, and lower costs—from individual teams to your entire enterprise. However, with Scrum’s lack of prescribed rules, the friction of change can be challenging as people struggle to break from old project management habits. In this book, agile-process revolution leader Ken Schwaber takes you through change management—for your organizational and interpersonal processes—explaining how to successfully adopt Scrum across your entire organization.
A cofounder of Scrum, Ken draws from decades of experience, answering your questions through case studies of proven practices and processes. With them, you’ll learn how to adopt—and adapt—Scrum in the enterprise. And gain profound levels of transparency into your development processes.
Discover how to:
• Evaluate the benefits of adopting Scrum in any size organization • Initiate an enterprise transition project • Implement a single, prioritized Product Backlog • Organize effective Scrum teams using a top-down approach • Adapt and apply solutions for integrating engineering practices across multiple teams • Shorten release times by managing high-value increments • Refine your Scrum practices and help reduce the length of Sprints
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The two best things about this book are that it: '1' provides a framework for adopting Scrum across an enterprise, and '2' describes some techniques for surmounting some of the problems you will likely face as you try. Although the book is about the ¿enterprise and Scrum¿ most of the contents will be applicable to any group of teams transitioning to Scrum. A set of five teams working together on a single project would benefit from this book even if they are not the whole enterprise. Too many agile books suffer from being targeted at a single team working on a deserted island¿that is, a seven-person team with no issues outside their one team. This book does not suffer from that problem. Want to know how to organize work on a project that is partitioned by architectural layer? How to structure a product backlog for the entire organization? Or how to organize teams across a large project? Or what are the proper reporting relationships on a large Scrum project? This book provides sage advice on these enterprise adoption issues and more. The book is chock-full of real-life anecdotes 'in which only the name of the company and key players have been changed'. Each anecdote illustrates how one real company dealt with a real problem. Their problem, their context, and their solution won¿t exactly be yours, but seeing how others have addressed challenges can be illuminating in thinking how to address yours. This is probably not your best choice as a first book on Scrum. For that start with the author¿s other two books. This book picks up where they left off, providing a wealth of information for enterprises and even workgroups adopting Scrum. If you¿re already familiar with the basics of Scrum, and especially if you are starting to hit the hard points of adopting it and spreading it through your organization then this book is for you.