Thousands of organisations are adopting Scrum to transform the way they execute complex projects, in software and beyond. This guide will give you the skills and confidence needed to deploy Scrum, resulting in high-performing teams and satisfied customers. Drawing on years of hands-on experience helping companies succeed, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Mitch Lacey helps you overcome the major challenges of Scrum adoption and the deeper issues that emerge later.
Lacey covers many new topics, including immersive interviewing, collaborative estimation, and deepening business alignment. In 35 engaging chapters, you’ll learn how to build support and maximise value across your company.
Now part of the renowned Mike Cohn Signature Series on agile development, this pragmatic guide addresses everything from establishing roles and priorities to determining team velocity, setting sprint length, and conducting customer reviews.
- Bringing teams and new team members on board
- Creating a workable definition of “done”
- Planning for short-term wins, and removing impediments to success
- Balancing predictability and adaptability in release planning
- Running productive daily scrums
- Fixing failing sprints
- Accurately costing projects, and measuring the value they deliver
- Managing risks in dynamic Scrum projects
- Prioritising and estimating backlogs
- Working with distributed and offshore teams
- Institutionalising improvements, and extending agility throughout the organisation
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