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The Scrum Field Guide: Practical Advice for Your First Year by Mitch Lacey

By Mitch Lacey

Millions of IT execs are being requested to make Scrum reach their organizations–including many that weren’t concerned with the choice to undertake it. If you’re one among them, The Scrum box Guide offers you talents and self assurance to undertake Scrum extra swiftly, extra effectively, and with a ways much less discomfort and worry. Long-time Scrum practitioner Mitch Lacey identifies significant demanding situations linked to early-stage Scrum adoption, in addition to deeper matters that emerge after businesses have followed Scrum, and describes how different corporations have triumph over them. You’ll how to achieve “quick wins” that construct help, after which use the pliability of Scrum to maximise price construction around the complete strategy.


In 30 short, enticing chapters, Lacey courses you thru every little thing from defining roles to environment priorities to settling on staff pace, settling on a dash size, and accomplishing purchaser stories. alongside the way in which, he explains why Scrum can look counterintuitive, bargains a great grounding within the center agile strategies that make it paintings, and exhibits the place it could (and shouldn’t) be transformed. assurance includes


  • Getting groups on board, and bringing new staff contributors aboard after you’ve started
  • Creating a “definition of performed” for the staff and association
  • Implementing the powerful technical practices which are essential for agile success
  • Balancing predictability and flexibility in free up planning
  • Keeping defects in check
  • Running effective day-by-day standup meetings
  • Keeping humans engaged with pair programming
  • Managing tradition clashes on Scrum teams
  • Performing “emergency systems” to get sprints again on track
  • Establishing a velocity your workforce can really sustain
  • Accurately costing initiatives, and measuring the price they deliver
  • Documenting Scrum initiatives effectively
  • Prioritizing and estimating huge backlogs
  • Integrating outsourced and offshored components


Packed with real-world examples from Lacey’s personal adventure, this ebook is precious to every person transitioning to agile: builders, architects, testers, managers, and venture proprietors alike.


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Scrum is not a process or a technique for building products; rather, it is a framework within which you can employ various processes and techniques. Scrum makes clear the relative efficacy of your product management and development practices so that you can improve. Scrum relies on a fixed cadence of iterative cycles called sprints. Each sprint begins with a planning meeting and ends with a demonstration of potentially shippable product. Scrum is characterized by a high level of feedback and transparency, both within the team and outside it.

The developers write the code right up until the last day during our four-week sprint. The coding and testing sprint is supposed to be for coding and testing. ” Julie interrupted. ” She looked at Suzy, who nodded. “Oh. ” said Suzy. “See, we know that Scrum calls for a release every four weeks, but that’s just not possible for the kind of work we do. I mean, before trying Scrum, we tried to release quarterly and that was a complete disaster! ” Suzy went to the whiteboard and began to write. “First we have our sprint planning week, followed by our four-week actual sprint, where the developers write the code and the testers write the test cases.

Chapter 1. Scrum: Simple, Not Easy Scrum is elegantly deceptive. It is one of the easiest frameworks to understand yet one of the hardest frameworks to implement well. I say “implement well” because Scrum’s inherent simplicity can seduce us into thinking it is easy to do, when in reality it can take years to do it well. Scrum seems to go against all that we have learned in our many, many years of waterfall development. It stands to reason that it will take us a while to unlearn our bad habits and adjust to a new reality.

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