Mastering Professional Scrum: A Practitioner’s Guide to Overcoming Challenges and Maximizing the Benefits of Agility

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Table of contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. About This eBook
  3. Half-Title Page
  4. Series-Page
  5. Title Page
  6. Copyright Page
  7. Dedication
  8. Contents
  9. Foreword by Ken Schwaber
  10. Foreword by Dave West
  11. Introduction
    1. Scrum Provides a Way Forward, If Pursued With Professionalism
    2. Who Should Read This Book
    3. How This Book is Organized
    4. Call to Action
  12. Acknowledgments
  13. About the Authors
  14. 1. Continuously Improving Your Scrum Practice
    1. Focus on Seven Key Areas to Improve Your Scrum Practice
    2. Growing Scrum Requires a Team to Improve Other Capabilities
    3. A Process for Continuous Improvement
    4. Summary
    5. Call to Action
  15. 2. Creating a Strong Team Foundation
    1. Forming a Team Identity
    2. What Makes a Good Team Member?
    3. Who Should Be on a Scrum Team?
    4. How Do Scrum Teams Form Working Agreements?
    5. What Does Self-Organization Look Like?
    6. How Do Scrum Teams Collaborate?
    7. How Do Teams Progress?
    8. Summary
    9. Call to Action
  16. 3. Delivering “Done” Product Increments
    1. What is a Definition of “Done”?
    2. Using Sprint Goals to Get to “Done”
    3. Getting PBIs to “Done” Earlier in the Sprint
    4. Limiting Work Items in Progress
    5. Building in Quality From the Beginning
    6. Quality Metrics
    7. Tackling Technical Debt
    8. Summary
    9. Call to Action
  17. 4. Improving Value Delivered
    1. What is Value?
    2. Delivering Faster Is a Good Start, But Not Enough
    3. Product Value and the Scrum Team
    4. Using the Product Vision to Enliven Team Purpose, Focus, and Identity
    5. Measuring Value
    6. Inspecting and Adapting Based on Feedback
    7. Summary
    8. Call to Action
  18. 5. Improving Planning
    1. Planning With a Product Mindset
    2. Creating Alignment
    3. Product Backlog Refinement
    4. Planning a Sprint
    5. How Far Ahead to Refine
    6. Planning Releases
    7. Summary
    8. Call to Action
  19. 6. Helping Scrum Teams Develop and Improve
    1. Using the Sprint Retrospective to Uncover Areas for Improvement
    2. Identifying and Removing Impediments
    3. Growing Individual and Team Capabilities
    4. Being an Accountable Scrum Master
    5. Summary
    6. Call to Action
  20. 7. Leveraging the Organization to Improve
    1. Organizations Need to Evolve to Succeed
    2. Developing People and Teams
    3. Getting Comfortable with Transparency
    4. A Culture of Accountability, Not a Culture of Blame
    5. Letting Go of (the Illusion of) Control
    6. The Real Power of the Iron Triangle
    7. Funding Initiatives
    8. “Being Agile” is Not the Goal
    9. Nail it Before you Scale it
    10. Summary
    11. Call to Action
  21. 8. Conclusion and What’s Next
    1. Business Agility Requires Emergent Solutions
    2. Call to Action
  22. A. A Self-Assessment for Understanding Where You Are
    1. Business Agility
    2. Effective Empiricism with Scrum
    3. Effective Teamwork with Scrum
    4. Analysis of Assessment Answers
  23. B. Common Misconceptions About Scrum
    1. Scrum Is Not a Methodology or a Governance Process
  24. Index

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  • Title: Mastering Professional Scrum: A Practitioner’s Guide to Overcoming Challenges and Maximizing the Benefits of Agility
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  • Publisher(s): Addison-Wesley Professional
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