Higher Education

Scrum in Action, 1st Edition

  • Andrew Pham
  • Phuong-Van Pham
  • ISBN-10: 143545913X  |  ISBN-13: 9781435459137
  • 304 Pages
  • © 2012 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

About

Overview

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.

Features and Benefits

  • Designed as a practical on-the-job guide book for project teams and contains actionable information for the teams with real world situations.
  • Written by a highly experienced author team who are actual corporate practitioners, not just software trainers.
  • Features new techniques to resolve current issues with Scrum.
  • Solutions can be used for any type of software projects.

Table of Contents

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 or Doing Negative ScrumButs)?
13. Scrum Project Readiness Self-Assessment.
14. When Do You or Would Need a ScrumMaster?
15. Parting Thoughts.
Appendix A: Two Real World Software Product Development Case Studies.
Appendix B: Could you or should you have an Abnormal Termination of a Sprint?
Glossary.
References.
Index.

Supplements

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Instructor Supplements

Principles of Software Development Leadership: Applying Project Management Principles to Agile Software Development  (ISBN-10: 1584505869 | ISBN-13: 9781584505860)

The software development market continues to grow worldwide. As projects become more complicated and the pressure to "do more with less" becomes the rule of thumb, the need for software managers to be well-versed with project management best practices becomes even more critical. Ultimately, every software development leader's primary responsibility is to lead their organization to deliver quality products on time and under budget, but until now, there hasn't been a concise set of principles for managers to follow to ensure these goals are met. "Principles of Software Development Leadership: Applying Project Management Principles to Agile Software Development" successfully integrates principles outlined by PMI in its Project Management Body of Knowledge with software leadership best practices. It provides all levels of software management, from program managers and project managers to software executives, with a set of best practices that will collectively create successful outcomes, and in turn will motivate software teams to deliver quality products on time. Especially important in today's fast-paced environment, Principles of Software Development Leadership also shows software managers how to deliver quality products on time through the management of the relationship between planning, process, and people.Tips are presented on how to run software development like a business, master scheduling, track improvement, find and retain talent, and much more.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Student Supplements

Principles of Software Development Leadership: Applying Project Management Principles to Agile Software Development  (ISBN-10: 1584505869 | ISBN-13: 9781584505860)

The software development market continues to grow worldwide. As projects become more complicated and the pressure to "do more with less" becomes the rule of thumb, the need for software managers to be well-versed with project management best practices becomes even more critical. Ultimately, every software development leader's primary responsibility is to lead their organization to deliver quality products on time and under budget, but until now, there hasn't been a concise set of principles for managers to follow to ensure these goals are met. "Principles of Software Development Leadership: Applying Project Management Principles to Agile Software Development" successfully integrates principles outlined by PMI in its Project Management Body of Knowledge with software leadership best practices. It provides all levels of software management, from program managers and project managers to software executives, with a set of best practices that will collectively create successful outcomes, and in turn will motivate software teams to deliver quality products on time. Especially important in today's fast-paced environment, Principles of Software Development Leadership also shows software managers how to deliver quality products on time through the management of the relationship between planning, process, and people.Tips are presented on how to run software development like a business, master scheduling, track improvement, find and retain talent, and much more.

List Price = $39.95  | CengageBrain Price = $39.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $30.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Andrew Pham

Andrew Pham is a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a Certified Product Owner (CSPO), and a Certified Scrum Professional (CSP). In addition to this, he is also a PMP (Project Management Professional), a longtime Architect for Java Technologies certified by Sun Microsystems, and an early OOAD (Object-Oriented Analysis and Design) UML professional certified by IBM. An elect-senior member with IEEE and member of the PMI, Andrew Pham has held top positions in project management, enterprise architecture, and software development in start-up, mid-sized and multi-billion-dollar corporations. An experienced Agile and Lean coach, Andrew has helped numerous companies successfully use Agile (Scrum) and Lean (kanban) on real-world projects as well as taught development teams both in the USA and abroad. An entrepreneur at heart, Andrew Pham is also President of Agile Enterprise Consulting, LLC, a consulting, training, and software development company.

Phuong-Van Pham

Phuong-Van Pham is currently project manager in a multi-billion-dollar company. Phuong-Van is also a PMP (Project Management Professional), a Certified Scrum Master (CSM), a Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP), and a Certified Project Manager for Technology (Project+) by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). In addition to her responsibility at work, she is also an active member with the Association of University Women (AUA), the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMI New York Chapter, the New York Scrum User Group, the Agile Project Leadership Network (APLN), and the Women in Project Management Special Interest Group (SIG).