The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year / Edition 1

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Overview

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, top agile consultant and trainer 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. Agile Adoption is organized into 101 bite-size, completely 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 dozens of tips apiece 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 100% practical and 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321554154
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 4/6/2012
  • Series: Agile Software Development Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 696,066
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Mitch Lacey has been an agile practitioner and consultant and is the founder of Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc., a software consulting and training firm. Mitch helps teams and companies realize gains in efficiency by adopting agile principles and practices such as Scrum and Extreme Programming. Mitch cut his agile teeth at Microsoft Corporation working on a variety of projects, sometimes as the product owner, other times as the ScrumMaster. Today, with more than 16 years of experience under his belt, Mitch works as an agile trainer and coach. He also continues to develop his craft by experimenting and practicing with project teams at many different organizations.Mitch is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP). He is a frequent speaker at conferences worldwide; has served on the board of the Scrum Alliance and the Agile Alliance; and chaired the Agile 2012 conference.
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Tips for Everyone

Part 2: Tips for Management

Part 3: Tips for Program and Project Managers

Part 4: Tips for the Team

Part 5: Tips for the Product Owner

Appendices, Bibliography, and Index

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