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

Addison-Wesley
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A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

The Single-Source, Comprehensive Guide to Scrum for All Team Members, Managers, and Executives

If you want to use Scrum to develop innovative products and services that delight your customers, Essential Scrum is the complete, single-source reference you’ve been searching for. Leading Scrum coach and trainer Kenny Rubin illuminates the values, principles, and practices of Scrum, and describes flexible, proven approaches that can help you implement it far more effectively.

Whether you are new to Scrum or years into your use, this book will introduce, clarify, and deepen your Scrum knowledge at the team, product, and portfolio levels. Drawing from Rubin’s experience helping hundreds of organizations succeed with Scrum, this book provides easy-to-digest descriptions enhanced by more than two hundred illustrations based on an entirely new visual icon language for describing Scrum’s roles, artifacts, and activities.

Essential Scrum will provide every team member, manager, and executive with a common understanding of Scrum, a shared vocabulary they can use in applying it, and practical knowledge for deriving maximum value from it.

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About the author

Kenneth S. Rubin provides Scrum and Agile training and coaching to help companies develop products more effectively and economically. A Certified Scrum Trainer, he has trained more than eighteen thousand people on Agile and Scrum, Smalltalk development, managing object-oriented projects, and transition management. He has coached hundreds of companies, ranging from startups to the Fortune 10. Rubin was the first Managing Director of the worldwide Scrum Alliance, a nonprofit organization focused on successful Scrum adoption. His diverse development roles have included successful stints as Scrum product owner, ScrumMaster, and developer. Rubin’s executive management roles have included CEO, COO, VP of Engineering, VP of Product Management, and VP of Professional Services. He is the author of Succeeding with Objects (Addison-Wesley, 1995).

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Publisher
Addison-Wesley
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Published on
Jul 20, 2012
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Pages
504
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ISBN
9780321700377
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Language
English
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Computers / Software Development & Engineering / General
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Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen aus der Praxis
Mit Vorworten von Mike Cohn und Ron Jeffries
Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen auf Team-, Produkt- und Portfolio-EbeneKernkonzepte, Rollen, Planung und Sprints ausführlich erläutertAuch geeignet zur Vorbereitung auf die Scrum-Zertifizierung
Aus dem Inhalt:1. Teil: KernkonzepteScrum-FrameworkAgile PrinzipienSprintsAnforderungen und User StoriesDas Product BacklogSchätzungen und VelocityTechnische Schulden
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Es ist entstanden, weil der Autor Kenneth S. Rubin als Agile- und Scrum-Berater oft nach einem Referenzbuch für Scrum gefragt worden ist – einem Buch, das einen umfassenden Überblick über das Scrum-Framework bietet und darüber hinaus die beliebtesten Ansätze für die Anwendung von Scrum präsentiert.
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Ron Jeffries (aus dem Vorwort)

Über den Autor:
Kenneth S. Rubin ist zertifizierter Scrum- und Agile-Trainer und -Berater und hilft Unternehmen, ihre Produktentwicklung effektiver und wirtschaftlicher zu gestalten. Er hat inzwischen mehr als 18.000 Menschen in den Bereichen Agile und Scrum, Organisation objektorientierter Projekte und Übergangsmanagement unterwiesen und Hunderten von Unternehmen als Berater zur Seite gestanden. Rubin war der erste Managing Director der weltweit agierenden Scrum Alliance und erfolgreich als Scrum-Product-Owner, ScrumMaster und Entwickler unterwegs.
Kenneth S. Rubin
アジャイル開発に関わるすべての人のための包括的実践ガイド

「スクラムの適用が一番うまくいくのは、関わっている人(深く関わっていない人も含めて)全員が、その本質についてよく理解しているときだ」といわれます。

本書は「スクラムの全体像と詳細の両方を理想的に概観でき、しかも読みやすい」「次世代のスクラム実践者にとって、基礎文献となるに違いない」と、世界中の名だたるスクラムマスタから絶賛された1冊であり、まさしくスクラムの成功を強力に導ける書籍です。

スクラムによるソフトウェア開発に関わるすべての層、特に「スクラムマスター/スクラムコーチ(スクラムのリーダー)」「組織の中での継続的な改善をもっと成熟させたいと思っている人」、また「アジャイル/スクラムに馴染みのない(これから関わる)層」にお薦めです。

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