• Agile Project Management & Scrum QuickStart Guides

  • By: ClydeBank Business
  • Narrated by: Dave Barron
  • Length: 1 hr and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-21-16
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: ClydeBank Media LLC
  • 4 out of 5 stars 3.8 (96 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The ultimate companion for professionals interested or involved in Agile and Scrum, this book will give you a holistic, well-balanced introduction to both subjects while discussing their integration and synergy!
Agile Project Management QuickStart Guide
Agile project management is shifting the world of project management at its core for good reasons. With an approach to projects that is quite different from the traditional waterfall methodology, Agile project management focuses on added value fast while staying on track to achieve a defined business goal. Completing projects in small chunks, piece by piece, allows project stakeholders to implement deliverables much faster than waiting for all phases of the project to be completed, as well as allowing for modifications to project items based on changing needs.
Often overlooked as a project management style that is only for IT-related projects, Agile methodology can be utilized to complete projects across any industry, including company reorganization, improving upon or redefining business processes, and simply any project that has short production and implementation times. In this book, I will teach you everything you need to know about Agile project management so that you can comfortably and confidently deploy the techniques and strategies in your projects. I'll take you step by step through the phases of an Agile project, how to schedule iterations during your project, and how to win over project stakeholders with this progressive methodology.
Scrum QuickStart Guide
Differing greatly from the traditional "waterfall" or "relay" approach to project management methodology, Scrum emphasizes the importance of a cross-functional team that pushes forward together to a collective goal - the project success. Implementing such tactics as "daily scrums" in which all members of the team are held accountable for their accomplishments, current tasks, and potential obstacles, Scrum attempts to create a real "team" amongst all members where all individuals must move forward together, as occurs within a scrum on the Rugby field from which the term was adopted.
The holistic approach taken by Scrum not only embraces the importance of progressing as a team, it also raises several important questions that highlight potential inefficiencies within an organization, specifically related to resource allocation, accountability, and task management. Not to be overlooked, the approach taken even from the smallest projects within an organization can ultimately define the overall success.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2015 ClydeBank Media LLC (P)2015 ClydeBank Media LLC
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2 out of 5 stars
By kingkongkongming on 06-16-16

a dry performance of a three hour infomercial

Pros: gives history and context of scrum and agile
Cons: Redundant, uninformative, lack of detail or instruction, essentially a collection of case studies paired with historical information on the methodologies

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5 out of 5 stars
By Elizabeth Lurie on 04-24-16

Great information!

Would you consider the audio edition of Agile Project Management & Scrum QuickStart Guides to be better than the print version?

I didn't order the print version, but I really liked the audible version.

What did you like best about this story?

This book does a great job using real life examples. For people just starting out, learning about agile and scrum, this book is a great place to start.

Have you listened to any of Kevin Collins and Lucy Vest ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No I haven't. As this was my first listen to them both, I will share that Kevin was more animated than Lucy.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This isn't really a "moving" book, but rather a great concept book followed by practical guidelines and tips for these methodologies.

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