SCRUM IN ACTION: AGILE SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT is a practical how-to guide for software project teams on how to successfully deploy an Agile software framework with Scrum. It is clearly and concisely written and is the first practical guide with real world situations written by corporate practitioners. This book describes many good project management techniques on how to get the most from project teams and bridges the gaps between many Scrum and project management books by addressing how to communicate with executives using financial terms, how to use an objective estimation technique, and where software architecture fits into Scrum.
What Is This Book About? Who Should Read This Book? 1. It Is All About Agile and Scrum - Setting The Stage. 2. Finance Speak. 3. Secure Top Management Support but Make Sure to Obtain Middle Management Buy-in. 4. A Visual Requirements Gathering for the Product Backlog. 5. Making the Story Point Estimate Comparable for Scrum Enterprise-Wide Implementation. 6. The Influence of Architecture Vision on Team Velocity and Software Quality. 7. From Architecture Vision to Release and Sprints Planning to Parallel Software Development. 8. Did You Say Product Owner? 9. The Importance of Automated, Regression and Integration Tests. 10. The Importance of Teamwork. 11. The New Nature of Management and Leadership On a Scrum Project. 12. How to Adapt Scrum (Without Destroying Its Agile Foundations). 13. Scrum Project Readiness Self-Assessment. 14. Parting Thoughts. References. Index.