Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum

Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum

Proven, 100% Practical Guidance for Making Scrum and Agile Work in Any Organization.

This is the definitive, realistic, actionable guide to starting fast with Scrum and agile–and then succeeding over the long haul. Leading agile consultant and practitioner Mike Cohn presents detailed recommendations, powerful tips, and real-world case studies drawn from his unparalleled experience helping hundreds of software organizations make Scrum and agile work.

"Succeeding with Agile" is for pragmatic software professionals who want real answers to the most difficult challenges they face in implementing Scrum. Cohn covers every facet of the transition: getting started, helping individuals transition to new roles, structuring teams, scaling up, working with a distributed team, and finally, implementing effective metrics and continuous improvement.

Throughout, Cohn presents “Things to Try Now” sections based on his most successful advice. Complementary “Objection” sections reproduce typical conversations with those resisting change and offer practical guidance for addressing their concerns. Coverage includes:
- Practical ways to get started immediately–and “get good” fast
- Overcoming individual resistance to the changes Scrum requires
- Staffing Scrum projects and building effective teams
- Establishing “improvement communities” of people who are passionate about driving change
- Choosing which agile technical practices to use or experiment with
- Leading self-organizing teams
- Making the most of Scrum sprints, planning, and quality techniques
- Scaling Scrum to distributed, multiteam projects
- Using Scrum on projects with complex sequential processes or challenging compliance and governance requirements
- Understanding Scrum’s impact on HR, facilities, and project management

Whether you've completed a few sprints or multiple agile projects and whatever your role–manager, developer, coach, ScrumMaster, product owner, analyst, team lead, or project lead–this book will help you succeed with your very next project. Then, it will help you go much further: It will help you transform your entire development organization.

Title:Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780321579362
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    Succeeding with Agile: Software Development Using Scrum Reviews

  • Arjen

    Excellent book about the practice of implementing scrum in your organisation. The theory of scrum is a relatively easy to grasp concept but the actual implementation will more often than not leave you...

  • Ahmed Salem

    The book is focusing on only one thing "How to adapt Agile development (successfully)"! It is business oriented book, so don't expect so much for a cut through plan for agile development process to ju...

  • Jen

    I would highly recommend this book for those who are transitioning to Agile. In particular, I thought the book was well laid out to cover salient points throughout and easily could be read both sequen...

  • Aleksander

    If you are looking to introduce Scrum in your organisation or to improve the way it is implemented, you should read this book and keep it close at hand. If you do not already have a working knowledge ...

  • Enlightened

    This is not a book you want to read when you want a manual about agile. It's not a reference guide about Scrum either. There are other books for that (e.g. Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Mo...

  • Chris

    A classic primer on how to adopt scrum in your organizationThis book was published in 2009 (nearly ten years ago) and was one of the most authoritative works on how to adopt scrum at the time. I wante...

  • Steve

    Mike Cohn know Scrum and this book illustrates that very clearly. This is a very thorough book covering most every aspect of Scrum. Probably more suitable for a coach/trainer or someone who is doing s...

  • Rogelio

    Good guide to start applying the concepts of agility in the organization. Although this is not a "full implementation guide" it shows the bottom line and the starting points that you can use in your j...

  • Steve Fenton

    The first two parts of this book were a bit too familiar, perhaps I have over-read this subject. However, Part III on Teams made the whole book worthwhile. This entire part was golden and immediately ...

  • Chandan Khatwani

    Shift your mindset to agile development. Cause you know your current process doesn't work. Plenty of guidance given in the book. Mike's books are great....