The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond (2nd Edition) (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))

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Extensively revised to reflect improved Scrum practices and tools, this edition adds an all-new section of tips from the field. The 1st Edition has a 5-Star Amazon Customer Rating and 135 reviews.

Thousands of organizations are adopting Scrum to transform the way they execute complex projects, in software and beyond. This guide will give you the skills and confidence needed to deploy Scrum, resulting in high-performing teams and satisfied customers. Drawing on years of hands-on experience helping companies succeed, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Mitch Lacey helps you overcome the major challenges of Scrum adoption and the deeper issues that emerge later.

Lacey covers many new topics, including immersive interviewing, collaborative estimation, and deepening business alignment. In 35 engaging chapters, you'll learn how to build support and maximize value across your company.
 
Now part of the renowned Mike Cohn Signature Series on agile development, this pragmatic guide addresses everything from establishing roles and priorities to determining team velocity, setting sprint length, and conducting customer reviews.
 
Coverage includes

  • Bringing teams and new team members on board
  • Creating a workable definition of "done"
  • Planning for short-term wins, and removing impediments to success
  • Balancing predictability and adaptability in release planning
  • Running productive daily scrums
  • Fixing failing sprints
  • Accurately costing projects, and measuring the value they deliver
  • Managing risks in dynamic Scrum projects
  • Prioritizing and estimating backlogs
  • Working with distributed and offshore teams
  • Institutionalizing improvements, and extending agility throughout the organization
 
Packed with real-world examples straight from Lacey's experience, this book will be invaluable to anyone transitioning to Scrum, seeking to improve their early results, or trying to get back on track.

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About the Author:

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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"I have found The Scrum Field Guide by Mitch Lacey to be one of the best books on the market to help teams with their adoption of Scrum and agile engineering practices.  Lacey's book is targeted at new Scrum adoptions, but I have found it to be a useful resource with my teams on more advanced topics such as hiring, driving to completion,and building company-wide cohesion. This is one book that will not just sit on your bookshelf or take up space in your Kindle."
--James Newkirk, VP Platform Engineering,CenturyLink

"This is an excellent field guide to identifying and solving the issues faced by many Scrum teams. Even if you own the 1st edition, I recommend spending the money for the much improved 2nd edition. Lacey tightened up the terminology, cleaned up some of the graphics, and provided additional examples with a new emphasis on value and risk. I particularly enjoyed five additional chapters in a new section called "Wilderness Essentials." These chapters cover how to help the team complete the work in each sprint that gets them to "Done," agile hiring techniques, how to manage risk, preventing sales from overpromising, and how to answer that question that everyone asks: how to associate hours with points. Engineers will find equal emphasis on technical issues and process issues, something I don't typically see in other Scrum how-to books. And regardless of technical or non-technical issues, Lacey uses quantitative data throughout to both identify problems and to further analyze along the way to prove a solution is actually working. Very refreshing!"--Michele Sliger, Author The Project Manager's Bridge to Agility

"Some would say adopting and using Scrum is difficult and rigid.  However, using Scrum streamlines your projects, and allows for value delivery in less time.  The Scrum Field Guide is an engaging read that identifies challenges accompanying Scrum adoption as well as additional issues for companies already immersed in Scrum.  Mitch does an excellent job of providing solid, easy to follow core agile concepts that make Scrum work.  I continually reference the book for new ways to help teams that are learning and practicing the framework."--Gaylyn Thompson, Project Manager/Change Leader,Oil and Gas Industry

"If your organization is adopting Scrum, you need this book. The stories you will read are all stories that every person in software has lived; dealing with challenging customers, creating new teams, release planning and more. You'll find yourself returning to The Scrum Field Guide over and over, discovering more and more ideas to help you with your adoption."--Brad Wilson, CenturyLink Cloud

This book reflects and shows Mitch's experience and expansive Scrum and agile knowledge. His book, The Scrum Field Guide, is an easy-to-read, pragmatic synopsis of the everyday challenges his clients, and companies worldwide, face on a daily basis when adopting Scrum. This book will help you to be more successful with Scrum in your organization and help you avoid and overcome issues many teams face during the first year of implementing Scrum.
--Gerwald Oberleitner, Solution Sales Developer Tools & ALM/DevOps, Microsoft

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