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Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

by: Kenneth S. Rubin

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Publisher: Aw Professional,19/09/2012


ISBN: 0137043295
ISBN13: 9780137043293

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The must-have practitioner's guide and manager's reference to Scrum, today's #1 agile process: fast-track knowledge for every decision-maker

- An ideal quick-start guide for technically savvy professionals and managers with no Scrum/Agile experience: serves a vital need and fills a major market void.
- Exceptionally accessible: designed to be read cover-to-cover on one cross-country flight.
- Two color format, packed with illustrations and margin notes that draw instant attention to key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions.

This easy-to-read, easy-to-use book brings together all the non-technical information managers and practitioners need to evaluate and get started with Scrum, today's #1 Agile process. Filling a major gap in the marketplace, it demystifies Scrum and Agile with simple, fast-paced explanations, more than 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, and quick paragraph summaries that deliver instant insights on key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. Kenny Rubin draws on more than a decade of experience implementing Scrum and training more than 3,000 Scrum practitioners at all levels. He delivers fasttrack familiarity with all aspects for Scrum for every technically savvy practitioner and manager who hasn't worked with agile methods before.

Coverage includes:

- Why so many organizations are adopting Scrum, and how it has evolved.
- Essential Scrum/Agile concepts and roles.
- How to start a Scrum project or product.
- How to manage product backlogs.
- Sprints, sprint meetings, and Scrum 'by the numbers'
- Scaling and distributing Scrum.
- Using Scrum on diverse types of development projects.
- Choosing the right Scrum tools

The book also includes a detailed glossary that can help every new Scrum participant 'get on the same page' with Scrum's terminology, as well as an up to-date bibliography for further exploration.