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The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond
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Mitch Lacey
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The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond

Mitch Lacey


9780133853629

Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc


Project management;
Agile programming;
Software Engineering


Paperback

480 pages

$59.95
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The Scrum Field Guide will give students skills and confidence to learn Scrum rapidly and successfully. Long-time Scrum practitioner Mitch Lacey identifies major challenges associated with early-stage Scrum adoption, as well as deeper issues that emerge after companies have adopted Scrum, and describes how other organizations have overcome them. Students will learn how to gain quick wins that build support, and then use the flexibility of Scrum to maximize value creation across the entire process.

By:   Mitch Lacey
Imprint:   Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   2nd edition
Dimensions:   Height: 231mm,  Width: 179mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   766g
ISBN:   9780133853629
ISBN 10:   0133853624
Pages:   480
Publication Date:   December 2015
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Foreword by Jeff Sutherland xix Foreword by Kenneth S. Rubin xxiii Preface xxv Acknowledgments xxix About the Author xxxi Chapter 1: Scrum: Simple, Not Easy 1 The Story 1 Scrum 6 Keys to Success 17 References 18 Part I: Getting Prepared 21 Chapter 2: Getting People on Board 23 The Story 23 The Model 29 Change Takes Time 30 Keys to Success 33 References 34 Work Consulted 34 Chapter 3: Using Team Consultants to Optimize Team Performance 35 The Story 35 The Model 39 Keys to Success 47 Reference 50 Works Consulted 50 Chapter 4: Predicting Team Velocity 51 The Story 51 The Model 56 Keys to Success 65 References 67 Chapter 5: Implementing the Scrum Roles 69 The Story 69 The Model 73 Keys to Success 78 Chapter 6: Determining Sprint Length 81 The Story 81 The Model 84 Keys to Success 91 Reference 92 Chapter 7: How Do You Know You're Done? 93 The Story 93 The Model 95 Keys to Success 101 References 102 Chapter 8: The Case for a Full-Time ScrumMaster 103 The Story 103 The Model 106 Keys to Success 112 References 116 Work Consulted 116 Part II: Field Basics 117 Chapter 9: Why Engineering Practices Are Important in Scrum 119 The Story 119 The Practices 123 Keys to Success 131 References 133 Works Consulted 134 Chapter 10: Core Hours 135 The Story 135 The Model 138 Keys to Success 142 Chapter 11: Release Planning 143 The Story 143 The Model 147 Keys to Success 154 Reference 156 Chapter 12: Decomposing Stories and Tasks 157 The Story 157 The Model 159 Keys to Success 167 References 168 Works Consulted 168 Chapter 13: Keeping Defects in Check 169 The Story 169 The Model 170 Keys to Success 172 References 173 Work Consulted 174 Chapter 14: Sustained Engineering and Scrum 175 The Story 175 The Model 178 Keys to Success 181 References 182 Chapter 15: The Sprint Review 183 The Story 183 The Model 186 Keys to Success 188 Works Consulted 191 Chapter 16: Retrospectives 193 The Story 193 The Practice 196 Keys to Success 200 References 202 Part III: First Aid 203 Chapter 17: Facilitating a Productive Daily Scrum 205 The Story 205 The Model 208 Keys to Success 213 Chapter 18: The Fourth Question in Scrum 217 The Story 217 The Model 220 Keys to Success 221 Reference 221 Chapter 19: Keeping People Engaged with Pair Programming 223 The Story 223 The Model 225 Keys to Success 230 References 231 Chapter 20: Adding New Team Members 233 The Story 233 The Model 235 Keys to Success 238 References 239 Chapter 21: When Cultures Collide 241 The Story 241 The Model 246 Keys to Success 251 References 254 Works Consulted 254 Chapter 22: Sprint Emergency Procedures 255 The Story 255 The Model 257 Keys to Success 260 References 261 Part IV: Advanced Survival Techniques 263 Chapter 23: Sustainable Pace 265 The Story 265 The Model 269 Keys to Success 274 References 276 Chapter 24: Delivering Working Software 277 The Story 277 The Model 281 Keys to Success 284 Work Consulted 287 Chapter 25: Optimizing and Measuring Value 289 The Story 289 The Model 292 Keys to Success 297 Reference 299 Works Consulted 299 Chapter 26: Up-Front Project Costing 301 The Story 301 The Model 306 Keys to Success 310 References 311 Chapter 27: Documentation in Scrum Projects 313 The Story 313 The Model 316 Keys to Success 323 References 324 Chapter 28: Outsourcing and Offshoring 325 The Story 325 The Model 328 Keys to Success 332 References 337 Work Consulted 337 Chapter 29: Prioritizing and Estimating Large Backlogs-The Big Wall 339 The Story 339 The Model 342 Keys to Success 346 References 348 Chapter 30: Writing Contracts 349 The Story 349 The Model 353 Keys to Success 361 References 363 Part V: Wilderness Essentials 365 Chapter 31: Driving to Done through Collaboration 367 The Story 367 The Model 371 Keys to Success 380 References 382 Chapter 32: How Story Points Relate to Hours 383 The Story 383 The Model 386 Keys to Success 391 References 394 Chapter 33: Immersive Interviewing and Hiring 395 The Story 395 The Model 398 Keys to Success 404 References 406 Work Consulted 407 Chapter 34: Aligning Incentives with Outcomes 409 The Story 409 The Model 412 Keys to Success 415 Reference 417 Chapter 35: Risk Management in Scrum 419 The Story 419 The Model 420 Keys to Success 424 Works Consulted 425 Appendix: Scrum Framework 427 The Roles 428 The Artifacts 429 The Meetings 431 Putting It All Together 434 Index 435

Mitch Lacey, founder of Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc., helps companies reach their maximum potential by building high-performing organizations through the adoption of agile practices, including Scrum and XP. Mitch's rich, practical experience and his pragmatic approach are trusted by many companies including Adobe Systems, Aera Energy, Bio-Rad, EchoStar, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, Salem Hospital, SAP, Sony, and more. He is a CST, a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), and an Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP). Mitch has served on the board of directors for the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance. Learn more at www.MitchLacey.com.

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