Agile Project Management & Scrum QuickStart Guides

  • by ClydeBank Business
  • Narrated by Kevin Collins, Lucy Vest
  • 3 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

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.

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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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- Elizabeth Lurie

Very Sound Overview of Agile and Scrum

What did you love best about Agile Project Management & Scrum QuickStart Guides?

Not to long, but enough detail to achieve a good understanding of the subject matter.


Any additional comments?

Perfect as an introduction to Agile and Scrum if your company is considering or heading in that direction.
Not to much detail to lose the listening, but enough to get a good feel for the intent.
The books are well read and easy to follow. The case studies are helpful in understanding real world issues when implementing.
Mentions a accompanying book or reference material, but it is not available from Audible download. Fortunately they give you a way to get the material by writing to an email address provided in the audiobook.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of AudiobookBlast dot com.

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- S Atherton

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-21-2016
  • Publisher: ClydeBank Media LLC