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Scrum in Action

Scrum in Action

ISBN 13: 9781435459137

ISBN 10: 143545913X

Author: Andrew Pham; Phuong-Van Pham

Pages: 304

Published: 01/21/2011

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SCRUM IN ACTION: AGILE SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT is a practical how-to guide for software project teams on how to successfully deploy an Agile software framework with Scrum. It is clearly and concisely written and is the first practical guide with real world situations written by corporate practitioners. This book describes many good project management techniques on how to get the most from project teams and bridges the gaps between many Scrum and project management books by addressing how to communicate with executives using financial terms, how to use an objective estimation technique, and where software architecture fits into Scrum.
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  • Designed as a practical on-the-job guide book for project teams and contains actionable information for the teams with real world situations.
  • Written by a highly experienced author team who are actual corporate practitioners, not just software trainers.
  • Features new techniques to resolve current issues with Scrum.
  • Solutions can be used for any type of software projects.
Author Bio
Andrew Pham
Andrew Pham is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a Certified Product Owner (CSPO), and a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). In addition to this, he is also a PMP (Project Management Professional), a longtime Architect for Java Technologies certified by Sun Microsystems, and an early OOAD (Object-Oriented Analysis and Design) UML professional certified by IBM. An elect-senior member with IEEE and member of the PMI, Andrew Pham has held top positions in project management, enterprise architecture, and software development in start-up, mid-sized and multi-billion-dollar corporations. An experienced Agile and Lean coach, Andrew has helped numerous companies successfully use Agile (Scrum) and Lean (kanban) on real-world projects as well as taught development teams both in the USA and abroad. An entrepreneur at heart, Andrew Pham is also President of Agile Enterprise Consulting, LLC, a consulting, training, and software development company.
Phuong-Van Pham
Phuong-Van Pham is currently project manager in a multi-billion-dollar company. Phuong-Van is also a PMP (Project Management Professional), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), and a Certified Project Manager for Technology (Project+) by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). In addition to her responsibility at work, she is also an active member with the Association of University Women (AUA), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMI New York Chapter, the New York Scrum User Group, the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), and the Women in Project Management Special Interest Group (SIG).
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Table of Contents
What Is This Book About?
Who Should Read This Book?
1. It Is All About Agile and Scrum – Setting The Stage.
2. Finance Speak.
3. Secure Top Management Support but Make Sure to Obtain Middle Management Buy-in.
4. A Visual Requirements Gathering for the Product Backlog.
5. Making the Story Point Estimate Comparable for Scrum Enterprise-Wide Implementation.
6. The Influence of Architecture Vision on Team Velocity and Software Quality (*).
7. From Architecture Vision to Release and Sprints Planning to Parallel Software Development (*).
8. Did You Say Product Owner?
9. The Importance of Automated, Regression and Integration Tests.
10. The Importance of Teamwork.
11. The New Nature of Management and Leadership On a Scrum Project.
12. How to Adapt Scrum (Without Destroying Its Agile Foundations or Doing Negative ScrumButs)?
13. Scrum Project Readiness Self-Assessment.
14. When Do You or Would Need a ScrumMaster?
15. Parting Thoughts.
Appendix A: Two Real World Software Product Development Case Studies.
Appendix B: Could you or should you have an Abnormal Termination of a Sprint?
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