The Art of Scrum

How Scrum Masters Bind Dev Teams and Unleash Agility

Authors: McKenna, Dave

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  • Shows how scrum masters facilitate team self-organization
  • Analyzes the interactions of scrum masters with all scrum and stakeholder roles
  • Models how to cultivate an agile culture of continuous improvement
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About this book

Learn the nuts and bolts of scrum—its framework, roles, team structures, ceremonies, and artifacts—from the scrum master’s perspective.

The Art of Scrum details the scum master’s responsibilities and core functions in planning and facilitating the ceremonies and artifacts of a scrum team: sprint planning, sprint execution, backlog refinement, daily standups, sprint reviews, and sprint retrospectives. It analyzes the scrum master’s interactions with other scrum roles, including the product owner, development team members, other scrum masters, and the agile coach. 

Scrum Master Dave McKenna catalogs the three skill sets that you must master to be successful at binding teams and unleashing agility: soft skills, technical skills, and contingency skills. You’ll benefit from the author’s examination of these skill sets with insights and anecdotes drawn from his own experience as an engineer, agile coach, and scrum master. He illustrates common mistakes scrum masters make, as well as modeling successful strategies, adaptations to changes, and solutions to tricky problems.


What You'll Learn:
  • How scrum masters facilitate the agile ceremonies
  • How scrum masters align scrum teams to sprint goals and shield them from interference
  • How scrum masters coach product owners to build a backlog and refine user stories
  • How scrum masters manage contingencies such as intra-team conflicts, organizational impediments, technical debt, emergent architecture, personnel changes, scope creep, and learning from failure.
Who This Book Is For:

The primary readership is scrum masters, product owners, and dev team members. The secondary readership is scrum stakeholders, including executive sponsors, project managers, functional and line managers, administrative personnel, expert consultants, testers, vendors, and end users. The tertiary readership is anybody who wants to know how build an agile team that consistently delivers value and continuous improvement.

About the authors

Dave McKenna is a certified ScrumMaster and Agile Coach who has worked in the information technology field for more than 20 years. A United States Air Force veteran who started his career in IT unboxing IBM and Apple computers in a Computerland store, McKenna eventually became a Novell Certified Network Engineer and worked his way into a Sustaining Engineer position at CA Technologies. In 2009 he began his ScrumMaster journey which continues today.

Reviews

“This practitioner-oriented book does an admirable job of describing the duties and spirit of the scrum master. The author presents his experiences and insights on being a scrum master in a conversational manner, peppered with anecdotes and asides. Reading this short book is like sharing ideas with an experienced colleague over a preferred beverage. If you aspire to be a scrum master or want to have a better understanding of the role, it is worth a read.” (A. Hevner, Computing Reviews, May, 2017)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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eBook 26,99 €
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Softcover 36,39 €
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Art of Scrum
Book Subtitle
How Scrum Masters Bind Dev Teams and Unleash Agility
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
CA
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2277-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2277-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2276-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 218
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 12 illustrations in colour
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