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Agile Scrum

Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

Deliver Products in Short Cycles with Rapid Adaptation to Change, Fast Time-to-Market, and Continuous Improvement―Which Supports Innovation and Drives Competitive Advantage

Shifting customer needs are common in today's marketplace. Businesses must be adaptive and responsive to change while delivering an exceptional customer experience to be competitive.

There are a variety of frameworks supporting the development of products and services, and most methodologies fall into one of two broad categories: traditional or agile. Traditional practices such as waterfall engage sequential development, while agile involves iterative and incremental deliverables. Organizations are increasingly embracing agile to manage projects, and best meet their business needs of rapid response to change, fast delivery speed, and more.

With clear and easy to follow step-by-step instructions, Agile Scrum helps you: 

  • Implement and use the most popular agile frameworkScrum
  • Deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement
  • Support innovation and drive competitive advantage

Agile Scrum is for those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software development or technology management. It's for those who have not yet used Scrum. It's also for people already using Scrum, in roles such as Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Development Team members (business analysts, solution and system architects, designers, developers, testers, etc.), customers, end users, agile coaches, executives, managers, and other stakeholders. For those already using Scrum, this guide can serve as a reference on practices for consideration and potential adaptation.

Reactions to Agile Scrum have been incredibly positive.

"A superbly written and presented guide to team-based project management that is applicable across a broad range of businesses from consumer products to high-tech."
 IndieBRAG

"Recommended."
 The US Review of Books

"The book is excellent."
 Readers' Favorite

"An all-inclusive instruction guide that is impressively 'user-friendly' in tone, content, clarity, organization, and presentation."
 Midwest Book Review

"A-type personalities (those inclined to avoid instruction manuals) and non-readers will rejoice upon discovering this guide which makes getting started with Agile Scrum a breeze."
 Literary Classics Book Reviews

"A must-have for a project manager wanting to introduce Scrum to the organization."
 PM World Journal

"A clear and authoritative roadmap for successful implementation."
 BookViral
 
Agile Scrum has received 16 FIRST PLACE WINS in national and international competitions:

  • 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards ― Business-General category
  • 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards ―Technology category
  • 2016 London Book Festival ― Business category
  • Fall 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards ― Business category
  • 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards ― Informational (Business) category
  • 2016 New Apple Book Awards ― Technology category
  • 2017 Independent Press Award ― Technology category
  • 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards ― Technology category
  • 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival ― Business category
  • 2017 Bookvana Awards ― Green/Conscious Business category
  • 2017 Book Excellence Awards ― Technology category
  • 14th Annual Best Book Awards ― Business Reference category
  • 2017 New York City Big Book Awards ― Technology category
  • 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards ― Science & Technology category
  • 2017 Human Relations Indie Book Awards ― Workplace category
  • 2018 Florida Book Festival ― Business category

 Agile Scrum ― get your copy today!

Reviews

Here are some reviews of the book:

 

"The book is excellent"
― Readers' Favorite

"Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is an all-inclusive instruction guide that is impressively 'user-friendly' in tone, content, clarity, organization, and presentation."
― Midwest Book Review

"A-type personalities (those inclined to avoid instruction manuals) and non-readers will rejoice upon discovering this guide which makes getting started with Agile Scrum a breeze."
― Literary Classics Book Reviews

"Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is a must-have for a project manager wanting to introduce Scrum to the organization."
― PM World Journal

 

"For those who are unfamiliar with the term ‘Agile Scrum’, the following is offered: ‘Scrum is an Agile framework and, as such, is consistent with the values of the Agile Manifesto. Individuals and interactions over processes and tools Scrum is a team-based approach to delivering value to the business. Team members work together to achieve a shared business goal. The Scrum framework promotes effective interaction between team members so the team delivers value to the business. Once the team gets a business goal, it figures out how to do the work, does the work, identifies what's getting in its way, takes responsibility to resolve all the difficulties within its scope, and works with other parts of the organization to resolve concerns outside their control.’ Or better defined by Scott, ‘Scrum encompasses a powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, which enables speedy feedback, rapid adaptation to change, and continuous improvement.’

The manner in which Scott presents this material is exemplary: even those who have negligible experience in the new field of online marketing can easily follow his well-designed graphs and explanatory images. He explains the Agile Scrum Cycle by starting with Vision and moving on through product roadmap and release plan, team formation, product release backlog, sprint planning, sprint execution sprint review, sprint retrospective and product release.

Even if Agile Scrum is new to the reader, this book makes it seem easy to learn – and that is Scott M. Graffius’ greatest gift!"

― Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame - Top 100 Reviewer

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About Scott M. Graffius

Scott M. Graffius, PMP, CSP, CSM, CSPO, ITIL, LSSGB is a project management expert, consultant, international speaker, and author.

He founded and is CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions, an Inc. Verified Business, which helps organizations achieve their strategic objectives and boost business results through world-class project management. The consultancy provides project, program, portfolio, and PMO management services inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid frameworks. Business results are significant. Examples include strategically aligned initiatives, faster delivery and time-to-market, improved on-budget delivery, higher customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage. Visit Exceptional-PMO.com.

A fantastic agile transformation experience with a client in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Scott’s award-winning book, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions. It helps teams develop and deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. Reactions to the book have been incredibly positive. Honors include 16 first place awards from national and international competitions. See the digital press kit at AgileScrumGuide.com.

Scott is a former vice president of a provider of diverse consumer products and services over the Internet including social networking and internet access. Before that, he worked in organizations with businesses ranging from advanced technology products and services to business services, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and entertainment. He has experience with consumer, business, reseller, government, and international markets, as well as experience spanning 20 countries.

He lives in Los Angeles, California.

Visit ScottGraffius.com.

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