The Art of Scrum: How Scrum Masters Bind Dev Teams and Unleash Agility (Paperback)
  • The Art of Scrum: How Scrum Masters Bind Dev Teams and Unleash Agility (Paperback)

The Art of Scrum: How Scrum Masters Bind Dev Teams and Unleash Agility (Paperback)

Paperback 218 Pages / Published: 03/11/2016
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Learn the nuts and bolts of scrum-its framework, roles, team structures, ceremonies, and artifacts-from the scrum master's perspective.

The Art of Scrum details the scum master's responsibilities and core functions in planning and facilitating the ceremonies and artifacts of a scrum team: sprint planning, sprint execution, backlog refinement, daily standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives. It analyzes the scrum master's interactions with other scrum roles, including the product owner, development team members, other scrum masters, and the agile coach.

Scrum Master Dave McKenna catalogs the three skill sets that you must master to be successful at binding teams and unleashing agility: soft skills, technical skills, and contingency skills. You'll benefit from the author's examination of these skill sets with insights and anecdotes drawn from his own experience as an engineer, agile coach, and scrum master. He illustrates common mistakes scrum masters make, as well as modeling successful strategies, adaptations to changes, and solutions to tricky problems.

What You'll Learn:How scrum masters facilitate the agile ceremoniesHow scrum masters align scrum teams to sprint goals and shield them from interferenceHow scrum masters coach product owners to build a backlog and refine user storiesHow scrum masters manage contingencies such as intra-team conflicts, organizational impediments, technical debt, emergent architecture, personnel changes, scope creep, and learning from failure.Who This Book Is For:

The primary readership is scrum masters, product owners, and dev team members. The secondary readership is scrum stakeholders, including executive sponsors, project managers, functional and line managers, administrative personnel, expert consultants, testers, vendors, and end users. The tertiary readership is anybody who wants to know how build an agile team that consistently delivers value and continuous improvement.

Publisher: APress
ISBN: 9781484222768
Number of pages: 218
Weight: 3635 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 13 mm
Edition: 1st ed.

"This practitioner-oriented book does an admirable job of describing the duties and spirit of the scrum master. The author presents his experiences and insights on being a scrum master in a conversational manner, peppered with anecdotes and asides. Reading this short book is like sharing ideas with an experienced colleague over a preferred beverage. If you aspire to be a scrum master or want to have a better understanding of the role, it is worth a read." (A. Hevner, Computing Reviews, May, 2017)

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