Agile Scrum

Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

Non-Fiction - Business/Finance
156 Pages
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Author Biography

Scott M. Graffius, PMP, CSP, CSM, CSPO, ITIL, LSSGB is a project management expert, consultant, international speaker, and author.

He founded and is CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions, an Inc. Verified Business (https://www.inc.com/profile/exceptional-solutions), which helps organizations achieve their strategic objectives and boost business results through world-class project management. The consultancy provides project, program, portfolio, and PMO management services inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid frameworks. Business results are significant. Examples include strategically aligned initiatives, faster delivery and time-to-market, improved on-budget delivery, higher customer and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage.

A fantastic agile transformation experience with a client in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Scott's award-winning book, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions. It helps teams develop and deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement-which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage.

Scott is a former vice president of a provider of diverse consumer products and services over the Internet including social networking and internet access. Before that, he worked in organizations with businesses ranging from advanced technology products and services to business services, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and entertainment. He has experience with consumer, business, reseller, government, and international markets, as well as experience spanning 20 countries.

Scott resides in Los Angeles, California.

For more information on Scott and his book, please visit https://AgileScrumGuide.com.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius is a useful guide with an excellent set of principles and practices designed to be a valuable resource for a diverse audience. For all those interested in getting involved with Agile Scrum, technology management, project management, product development, or innovation, this book is a useful tool as it gives instructions for the successful implementation of Agile Scrum. The ten sections in the book make it easy to understand and incorporate the values and principles of Agile with information on the Scrum implementations and good practices.

The book is excellent and the author handles the methodology very well, methodically and extensively. The diagrams are very helpful to better comprehend the topic. The tips and techniques are useful and the book can be referred to before any project planning and will help improve on organizational skills. The topics in each section are described well with the help of points and diagrams where the instructions are clear cut, making it easy to employ Agile Scrum. All the information shared will enable any reader to set up things in a proper and effective way. The book works well for all those who are going to implement Agile Scrum, and for those with no prior experience. For those already using Agile Scrum, this is a guide for consideration and potential adaptation. The practical examples given in the book are also a bonus for readers.

Christian Sia

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius answers one of the most important questions that business owners need to ask in order to grow and take the lead in a competitive market while being most responsive to the needs of their customers. In today’s eclectic culture, it is not surprising that businesses encounter surprising changes in the business environment, including the shift in customer needs, the introduction of new products into the market, and competition.

In this insightful and intelligently written book, the author offers a new way of approaching business management, offering business owners, directors, and managers the tools they need to drive positive change, meet the ever changing needs of their customers and stay ahead of cut-throat competition. It is an agile approach which is more cooperative than sequential. In this book, readers will find the tools that enable them to deliver products in the most appropriate and cost effective manner, master the management model that relies on iterative and incremental deliverables, drive competitive advantage, and effectively manage change.

This is a relevant book, filled with common sense and a clear step-by-step guide on implementing Scrum in a way that is practical and easy. The language is devoid of jargon, fluid and engaging. The visuals and the timely paragraph breaks make for an enjoyable reading experience. Scott M. Graffius writes with confidence and brings into the work a lot of innovative ideas. The clarity of thought and the ease of expression demonstrate the author’s mastery of the subject. Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is packed with information, a treasure trove for businesses looking to make the most of today’s unpredictable market environment. Highly recommended read.