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Essential Scrum : a practical guide to the most popular agile process

Author: Kenneth S Rubin
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, ©2012.
Series: Addison-Wesley signature series.
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Additional Physical Format: Eletronic version:
Rubin, Kenneth S.
Essential Scrum.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Addison-Wesley, 2012, ©2013
(OCoLC)801812971
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth S Rubin
ISBN: 9780137043293 0137043295
OCLC Number: 758397895
Description: xliii, 452 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: List of Figures xxv Foreword by Mike Cohn xxxi Foreword by Ron Jeffries xxxiii Preface xxxv Acknowledgments xxxix About the Author xliii Chapter 1: Introduction 1 What Is Scrum? 1 Scrum Origins 3 Why Scrum? 4 Genomica Results 4 Can Scrum Help You? 5 Closing 10 Part I: Core Concepts 11 Chapter 2: Scrum Framework 13 Overview 13 Scrum Roles 14 Scrum Activities and Artifacts 16 Closing 28 Chapter 3: Agile Principles 29 Overview 29 Variability and Uncertainty 32 Prediction and Adaptation 37 Just-in-Time Work 43 Validated Learning 44 Work in Process (WIP) 48 Progress 54 Performance 56 Closing 58 Chapter 4: Sprints 61 Overview 61 Timeboxed 62 Short Duration 64 Consistent Duration 67 No Goal-Altering Changes 69 Definition of Done 74 Closing 78 Chapter 5: Requirements and User Stories 79 Overview 79 Using Conversations 81 Progressive Refinement 82 What Are User Stories? 83 Level of Detail 86 INVEST in Good Stories 88 Nonfunctional Requirements 93 Knowledge-Acquisition Stories 93 Gathering Stories 95 Closing 98 Chapter 6: Product Backlog 99 Overview 99 Product Backlog Items 100 Good Product Backlog Characteristics 101 Grooming 104 Definition of Ready 108 Flow Management 110 Which and How Many Product Backlogs? 112 Closing 118 Chapter 7: Estimation and Velocity 119 Overview 119 What and When We Estimate 120 PBI Estimation Concepts 123 PBI Estimation Units 128 Planning Poker 129 What Is Velocity? 133 Calculate a Velocity Range 134 Forecasting Velocity 135 Affecting Velocity 135 Misusing Velocity 137 Closing 138 Chapter 8: Technical Debt 139 Overview 139 Consequences of Technical Debt 141 Causes of Technical Debt 144 Technical Debt Must Be Managed 148 Managing the Accrual of Technical Debt 149 Making Technical Debt Visible 153 Servicing the Technical Debt 155 Closing 162 Part II: Roles 163 Chapter 9: Product Owner 165 Overview 165 Principal Responsibilities 166 Characteristics/Skills 171 A Day in the Life 174 Who Should Be a Product Owner? 176 Product Owner Combined with Other Roles 181 Product Owner Team 182 Closing 184 Chapter 10: ScrumMaster 185 Overview 185 Principal Responsibilities 185 Characteristics/Skills 188 A Day in the Life 190 Fulfilling the Role 191 Closing 193 Chapter 11: Development Team 195 Overview 195 Role-Specific Teams 195 Principal Responsibilities 196 Characteristics/Skills 198 Closing 211 Chapter 12: Scrum Team Structures 213 Overview 213 Feature Teams versus Component Teams 213 Multiple-Team Coordination 218 Closing 223 Chapter 13: Managers 225 Overview 225 Fashioning Teams 227 Nurturing Teams 231 Aligning and Adapting the Environment 233 Managing Value-Creation Flow 235 Project Managers 237 Closing 243 Part III: Planning 245 Chapter 14: Scrum Planning Principles 247 Overview 247 Don't Assume We Can Get the Plans Right Up Front 248 Up-Front Planning Should Be Helpful without Being Excessive 248 Keep Planning Options Open Until the Last Responsible Moment 249 Focus More on Adapting and Replanning Than on Conforming to a Plan 249 Correctly Manage the Planning Inventory 251 Favor Smaller and More Frequent Releases 252 Plan to Learn Fast and Pivot When Necessary 254 Closing 255 Chapter 15: Multilevel Planning 257 Overview 257 Portfolio Planning 259 Product Planning (Envisioning) 259 Release Planning 261 Sprint Planning 264 Daily Planning 264 Closing 265 Chapter 16: Portfolio Planning 267 Overview 267 Scheduling Strategies 270 Inflow Strategies 275 Outflow Strategies 280 In-Process Strategies 283 Closing 285 Chapter 17: Envisioning (Product Planning) 287 Overview 287 SR4U Example 290 Visioning 291 High-Level Product Backlog Creation 294 Product Roadmap Definition 295 Other Activities 298 Economically Sensible Envisioning 299 Closing 306 Chapter 18: Release Planning (Longer-Term Planning) 307 Overview 307 Release Constraints 311 Grooming the Product Backlog 315 Refine Minimum Releasable Features (MRFs) 316 Sprint Mapping (PBI Slotting) 316 Fixed-Date Release Planning 318 Fixed-Scope Release Planning 323 Calculating Cost 325 Communicating 326 Closing 330 Part IV: Sprinting 333 Chapter 19: Sprint Planning 335 Overview 335 Approaches to Sprint Planning 338 Determining Capacity 340 Selecting Product Backlog Items 343 Acquiring Confidence 344 Refine the Sprint Goal 346 Finalize the Commitment 346 Closing 346 Chapter 20: Sprint Execution 347 Overview 347 Sprint Execution Planning 349 Flow Management 349 Daily Scrum 354 Task Performance-Technical Practices 355 Communicating 356 Closing 360 Chapter 21: Sprint Review 363 Overview 363 Participants 364 Prework 365 Approach 368 Sprint Review Issues 372 Closing 373 Chapter 22: Sprint Retrospective 375 Overview 375 Participants 377 Prework 378 Approach 380 Follow Through 391 Sprint Retrospective Issues 392 Closing 393 Chapter 23: The Path Forward 395 There Is No End State 395 Discover Your Own Path 396 Sharing Best Practices 396 Using Scrum to Discover the Path Forward 397 Get Going! 398 Glossary 401 References 423 Index 427
Series Title: Addison-Wesley signature series.
Responsibility: Kenneth S. Rubin.

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