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Scrum For Dummies by Mark C. Layton

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Chapter 18

Ten Steps to Transition to Scrum

In This Chapter

arrow Capitalizing on lessons from successful implementations

arrow Planning for success

Throughout this book, I highlight the fact that scrum is very different from traditional project management. Moving an organization from waterfall to scrum is a significant change. Through my experience guiding all types of companies through this kind of change, I’ve identified the following important steps to take in order to become a more agile organization and successfully implement scrum.

Step 1: Conduct an Audit

Before you plan where you want to go, you first need to know where you currently stand. A third-party audit of your current processes, methods, practices, and structures will not only tell you some things you don’t know about how you currently operate, but it will also validate some things that you already know, with added insights you may not have considered.

Implementation strategy

An implementation strategy is the output of an audit and is a plan that outlines how your organization will transition to scrum from where you are today. A thorough implementation of scrum will include analysis and recommendations for

  • Current processes: How does your organization run projects today? What does it do well? What are its challenges?
  • Future ...

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