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Agile Project Management with Scrum : Microsoft Professional - Ken Schwaber

Agile Project Management with Scrum

Microsoft Professional

By: Ken Schwaber (Contribution by)

Paperback Published: 11th February 2004
ISBN: 9780735619937
Number Of Pages: 192

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The rules and practices for Scrum--a simple process for managing complex projects--are few, straightforward, and easy to learn. But Scrum's simplicity itself--its lack of prescription--can be disarming, and new practitioners often find themselves reverting to old project management habits and tools and yielding lesser results. In this illuminating series of case studies, Scrum co-creator and evangelist Ken Schwaber identifies the real-world lessons--the successes and failures--culled from his years of experience coaching companies in agile project management. Through them, you'll understand how to use Scrum to solve complex problems and drive better results--delivering more valuable software faster.

Gain the foundation in Scrum theory--and practice--you need to: Rein in even the most complex, unwieldy projects Effectively manage unknown or changing product requirements Simplify the chain of command with self-managing development teams Receive clearer specifications--and feedback--from customers Greatly reduce project planning time and required tools Build--and release--products in 30-day cycles so clients get deliverables earlier Avoid missteps by regularly inspecting, reporting on, and fine-tuning projects Support multiple teams working on a large-scale project from many geographic locations Maximize return on investment

Forewordp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Introductionp. xvii
Backdrop: The Science of Scrump. 1
Empirical Process Controlp. 2
Complex Software Developmentp. 4
The Skeleton and Heart of Scrump. 5
Scrum Rolesp. 6
Scrum Flowp. 7
Scrum Artifactsp. 9
Product Backlogp. 10
Sprint Backlogp. 12
Increment of Potentially Shippable Product Functionalityp. 12
New Management Responsibilitiesp. 15
The ScrumMaster at MetaEcop. 16
The Situation at MetaEcop. 16
The ScrumMaster in Actionp. 16
The ScrumMaster's Valuep. 17
The Product Owner at MegaEnergyp. 18
The Situation at MegaEnergyp. 18
The Product Owner in Actionp. 19
The Product Owner's Valuep. 20
The Team at Service1stp. 21
The Situation at Service1stp. 21
The Team in Actionp. 22
The Team's Valuep. 23
The ScrumMasterp. 25
The Untrained ScrumMaster at Trey Researchp. 26
What Was Wrongp. 27
Lessons Learnedp. 28
The Untrained ScrumMaster at Litwarep. 29
What Was Wrongp. 29
Lessons Learnedp. 30
Overzealous at Contoso.comp. 31
Being Right Isn't Everythingp. 31
Lessons Learnedp. 32
Wolves at MegaFundp. 33
The Wolves Strikep. 34
Lessons Learnedp. 35
Bringing Order from Chaosp. 37
The Situation at Service1stp. 38
Application of Scrump. 39
Lessons Learnedp. 41
The Situation at Tree Business Publishingp. 42
Application of Scrump. 44
Lessons Learnedp. 45
The Situation at Lapsecp. 46
Application of Scrump. 48
Lessons Learnedp. 50
The Product Ownerp. 53
Customer and Team Collaborationp. 54
Getting Service1st's Management Back in Actionp. 55
Sprint Review Meetingp. 56
Lessons Learnedp. 57
Fixing the Problem of XFlow at MegaFundp. 57
Addressing the Problemp. 58
Lessons Learnedp. 60
Company Goals at TechCorep. 60
How Scrum Helped TechCorep. 61
Lessons Learnedp. 63
Company Goals at MegaBank Funds Transfer Systemp. 63
How Scrum Helped FTSp. 64
Lessons Learnedp. 64
Planning a Scrum Projectp. 67
Managing Cash at MegaBankp. 69
The Two-Day Sprint Planning Meetingp. 69
Lessons Learnedp. 73
Certified ScrumMasters Take on Return on Investment (ROI)p. 74
MLBTixp. 74
How the Teams Respond to This Exercisep. 78
Lessons Learnedp. 80
Project Reporting--Keeping Everything Visiblep. 83
New Project Reporting at the MegaEnergy Title Projectp. 84
Solving the Problemp. 86
Lessons Learnedp. 91
Getting More Information at MegaBankp. 92
Solving the Problemp. 93
Lessons Learnedp. 94
Not Everything Is Visible at Service1stp. 95
The Realityp. 96
Lessons Learnedp. 98
The Teamp. 101
Team Formation at Service1stp. 102
Learning Who's the Boss: The Transitionp. 104
Learning to Engineer Better: The Transitionp. 105
Learning to Self-Organize: The Transitionp. 107
Estimating Workload: The Transitionp. 110
Learning to Have Fun While Working: The Transitionp. 114
Giving the Team a Chance at WebNewSitep. 116
Backgroundp. 116
Lessons Learnedp. 117
Scaling Projects Using Scrump. 119
Scaling at MegaFundp. 120
Approachp. 120
Lessons Learnedp. 121
Scrum Scalingp. 122
Scaling at Medcinsoftp. 124
Approachp. 126
Bug Fixingp. 130
Lessons Learnedp. 131
Rulesp. 133
Sprint Planning Meetingp. 133
Daily Scrum Meetingp. 135
Sprintp. 136
Sprint Review Meetingp. 137
Sprint Retrospective Meetingp. 138
Definitionsp. 141
Resourcesp. 145
Fixed-Price, Fixed-Date Contractsp. 147
How to Gain Competitive Advantagep. 148
How to Ignore Competitive Advantagep. 149
Capability Maturity Model (CMM)p. 151
CMM at MegaFundp. 151
SEI, CMM, and Scrump. 152
Indexp. 155
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ISBN: 9780735619937
ISBN-10: 073561993X
Series: Microsoft Professional
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 11th February 2004
Publisher: Microsoft Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 18.42  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1