This easy-to-read, easy-to-use book brings together all the non-technical information managers and practitioners need to evaluate and get started with Scrum, today's #1 Agile process. Filling a major gap in the marketplace, it demystifies Scrum and Agile with simple, fast-paced explanations, over 100 easy-to-follow illustrations, and quick paragraph summaries that deliver instant insights on key issues, techniques, pitfalls, and solutions. Kenny Rubin draws on over a decade of experience implementing Scrum and training over 3,000 Scrum practitioners at all levels. In Scrum - A Manager's Guide, he deliver fast-track familiarity with all aspects for Scrum for every technically savvy practitioner and manager who hasn't worked with agile methods before.
Coverage includes: * Why so many organizations are adopting Scrum, and how it has evolved * Essential Scrum/Agile concepts and roles * How to start a Scrum project or product * How to manage product backlogs * Sprints, sprint meetings, and Scrum "by the numbers" * Scrum, Managers and the Organization * Scaling and distributing Scrum * Using Scrum on diverse types of development projects * Choosing the right Scrum tools The book also includes a detailed glossary that can help every new Scrum participant "get on the same page" with Scrum's terminology, as well as an up-to-date bibliography for further exploration.
Kenny Rubin, principal consultant at Innolution, has over a decade of experience with Scrum, in roles ranging from product owner to ScrumMaster. He served as Managing Director of the Scrum Alliance, a non-profit organization working to advance successful Scrum adoption worldwide. At Innolution, he has provided Agile/Scrum training and coaching services to 3,000+ professionals and leaders at all levels, from developers to the boardroom. He co-authored Succeeding with Objects: Decision Frameworks for Project Management (with Adele Goldberg), and was primary developer of the industry-recognized Object Behavior Analysis and Design (OBA/D) methodology.