Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners

Practical, Step-by-Step Scrum Techniques for Improving Processes, Actions, and Outcomes

The widespread adoption and success of Scrum can be attributed in large part to its perceived intuitiveness and simplicity. But when new Scrum practitioners attempt to apply Scrum theory and high-level approaches in actual projects, they often find it surprisingly difficult. In Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners, Scrum expert Ilan Goldstein helps you translate the Scrum framework into reality to meet the Scrum challenges your formal training never warned you about.

Drawing on his extensive agile experience in a wide range of projects and environments, Goldstein presents thirty proven, flexible shortcuts for optimizing Scrum processes, actions, and outcomes. Each shortcut walks you through applying a Scrum approach to achieve a tangible output. These easy-to-digest, actionable patterns address a broad range of topics including getting started, quality and metrics, team members and roles, managing stakeholders, estimation, continuous improvement and much more.

Whatever your role, Scrum Shortcuts without Cutting Corners will help you take your Scrum skills to the next level and achieve better results in any project you participate in.

Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Scrum Startup
Chapter 2. Attitudes and Abilities
Chapter 3. Planning and Protecting
Chapter 4. Requirement Refinement
Chapter 5. Establishing Estimates
Chapter 6. Questioning Quality
Chapter 7. Monitoring and Metrics
Chapter 8. Retros, Reviews, and Risks
Chapter 9. Managing the Managers
Chapter 10. Larger Lessons

Book Details

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional (July 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321822366
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321822369
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