Scrum in Action:

Agile Software Project Management and Development

Author: Andrew Pham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1435459148

Category: Agile software development

Page: 320

View: 1154

SCRUM IN ACTION: AGILE SOFTWARE PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT is a practical how-to guide for software project teams on how to successfully deploy an Agile software framework with Scrum. It is clearly and concisely written and is the first practical

Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation

An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders

Author: Andrew Thu Pham,David Khoi Pham

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466578564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 3608

Business-Driven IT-Wide Agile (Scrum) and Kanban (Lean) Implementation: An Action Guide for Business and IT Leaders explains how to increase IT delivery capabilities through the use of Agile and Kanban. Factoring in constant change, communication, a sense of urgency, clear and measurable goals, political realities, and infrastructure needs, it covers all the ingredients required for success. Using real-world examples, this practical guide illustrates how to implement Agile and Kanban in software project management and development across the entire IT department. To make things easier for busy IT leaders and executives, the text includes two case studies along with numerous templates to facilitate understanding and kick-start implementation. Explaining how IT and business management can work together to determine business goals that drive this IT-wide undertaking, the book arms you with actionable solutions that can be put to use immediately in any IT department, regardless of size.

Die Scrum-Revolution

Management mit der bahnbrechenden Methode der erfolgreichsten Unternehmen

Author: Jeff Sutherland

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 359339992X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 229

View: 5897

»Scrum« heißt die revolutionäre Methode, die seit den 90er-Jahren große ITProjekte zum Fliegen bringt. Und das schneller und kostengünstiger als geplant: Unternehmen, die mit Scrum arbeiten, schaffen die doppelte Arbeit in der Hälfte der Zeit. Gar nicht auszudenken, was geschähe, wenn jede Firma von dieser Methode profitieren könnte! Genau das ist Jeff Sutherlands Mission. Als Scrum-Erfinder zeigt er in seinem neuen Standardwerk ganz normalen Unternehmen, wie sie Scrum-Teams etablieren, ihre Entwicklungsaufgaben vereinfachen und alle ihre Projekte agil, zügig und kostengünstig durchziehen.

Scrum Basics: A Very Quick Guide to Agile Project Management

Author: Tycho Press

Publisher: Callisto Media Inc

ISBN: 1623155894

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 108

View: 4225

The Elements of Agile and Scrum in a Nutshell Whether you’re new to agile software development or considering Scrum for general project management, Scrum Basics compiles all of the essentials into one handy little guide. Learn how agile teams use Scrum, with: • A simple summary of agile project management basics like the Agile Manifesto and 12 Agile Principles • A concise overview of Scrum roles, artifacts, and activities • A well-organized breakdown of Scrum practices with helpful illustrations and advice • A troubleshooting FAQ and 5 case studies to help you visualize Scrum in action

Softwareentwicklung von Kopf bis Fuss

Author: Dan Pilone,Russ Miles

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 395561946X

Category: Computers

Page: 496

View: 6441

Was lernen Sie mit diesem Buch? Haben Sie sich schon einmal gefragt, was es mit testgetriebener Entwicklung auf sich hat? Oder auf welcher Basis es die richtig guten Consultants schaffen, gewaltige Stundensätze zu kassieren? Vielleicht sind Sie auch gerade an dem Punkt, an dem Sie Ihre Builds automatisieren wollen, Ihren Code in eine Versionskontrolle füttern, einem Refactoring unterziehen oder mit ein paar Entwurfsmustern anreichern wollen. Egal: Wenn Sie mit diesem Buch fertig sind, werden Sie ganz selbstverständlich Ihre Burndown-Rate verfolgen, den Durchsatz Ihres Teams berücksichtigen und sich erfolgreich Ihren Weg durch Anforderungen, Entwurf, Entwicklung und Auslieferung iterieren. Wieso sieht dieses Buch so anders aus? Wir gehen davon aus, dass Ihre Zeit zu kostbar ist, um mit neuem Stoff zu kämpfen. Statt Sie mit Bleiwüstentexten langsam in den Schlaf zu wiegen, verwenden wir für Softwareentwicklung von Kopf bis Fuß ein visuell und inhaltlich abwechslungsreiches Format, das auf Grundlage neuster Forschungsergebnisse im Bereich der Kognitionswissenschaft und der Lerntheorie entwickelt wurde. Wir wissen nämlich, wie Ihr Gehirn arbeitet.

Scrum

Your Quick Start Guide to Adopting Scrum for Your Organization

Author: Jefferson Hanley

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781507759783

Category:

Page: 74

View: 648

Are You Sick and Tired of Your Failed Project Implementations?"Find Out How You Can SuperCharge Your Project Implementations" For all the wise individuals out there who uphold the belief that there are much more efficient and reliable ways for employees, managers, pioneers and other professionals to get things done, here from is a groundbreaking, easy-to-understand, and brilliant book about Scrum "" the framework which is constantly changing how companies and organizations from different parts of the world operate and prosper. The agile adoption journey is no easy task. It demands a lot of experience, wisdom, and skills. Over the years, numerous companies have gained great benefits from Agile framework's efficiency and effectiveness. As a matter of fact, it has already been widely known as the framework capable of yielding incredible results time after time. This Book Will Help You Understand: Why project management methodologies are importantWhat differentiates Scrum from traditional methodologies like WaterfallThe Scrum FrameworkHow work is carried out by a Scrum Team within the Scrum FrameworkWhat to do in order to put Scrum in action in your organizationWhy Scrum? Among all the types of Agile Framework, Scrum continues to be the most popular type of methodology due to the superb results it produces. Scrum has been fuelling top technology companies worldwide, and this is why it is about time you wrestle with complex projects on a whole new level by learning what sets Scrum framework apart from other traditional methodologies and how you can adopt it effectively in order to boost your organization's performance through Scrum's fundamentals. Do You Already Know Scrum But Don't Know Where to Start? Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide to Adopting Scrum For Your Organization is the book which will provide you all the answers that will satisfy your questions about how you can adopt Scrum's framework in the most pragmatic way possible. From an overview of project management methodologies to an introduction to the Scrum Framework itself to the benefits Scrum can provide your organization upon its adoption, this book will cover all the crucial aspects you need to know on the riveting Scrum framework. Basically, whether you want to achieve what seems to be impossible to attain for your organization or invent a brand new method that will help professionals everywhere to thrive on a new field, this book will guide you all throughout your journey. Get This Book Now and Start Implementing Your Agile Projects The Right Way

Adaptive Code via C#

Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles

Author: Gary McLean Hall

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0133979733

Category: Computers

Page: 448

View: 6304

Agile coding with design patterns and SOLID principles As every developer knows, requirements are subject to change. But when you build adaptability into your code, you can respond to change more easily and avoid disruptive rework. Focusing on Agile programming, this book describes the best practices, principles, and patterns that enable you to create flexible, adaptive code--and deliver better business value. Expert guidance to bridge the gap between theory and practice Get grounded in Scrum: artifacts, roles, metrics, phases Organize and manage architectural dependencies Review best practices for patterns and anti-patterns Master SOLID principles: single-responsibility, open/closed, Liskov substitution Manage the versatility of interfaces for adaptive code Perform unit testing and refactoring in tandem See how delegation and abstraction impact code adaptability Learn best ways to implement dependency interjection Apply what you learn to a pragmatic, agile coding project Get code samples at: http://github.com/garymclean/AdaptiveCode

Scrum

Agiles Projektmanagement erfolgreich einsetzen

Author: Roman Pichler

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3960880545

Category: Computers

Page: 200

View: 4748

Scrum ist ein agiles Projektmanagement-Framework, das sich auf alle Arten der Softwareentwicklung anwenden lässt. Richtig eingesetzt hilft es, Kundenzufriedenheit und Wertschöpfung nachhaltig zu steigern. Roman Pichler vermittelt Ihnen das notwendige Wissen, um Scrum erfolgreich anzuwenden. Er beschreibt das Framework umfassend, systematisch und leicht verständlich. Das Buch wendet sich an Einsteiger in Scrum und agiles Projektmanagement sowie an Fortgeschrittene bzw. an Leser, die sich auf Scrum-Zertifizierungen wie Certified ScrumMaster und Certified Scrum Product Owner vorbereiten.

Scrum in der Praxis

Erfahrungen, Problemfelder und Erfolgsfaktoren

Author: Sven Röpstorff,Robert Wiechmann

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864917700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 6310

Viele Softwareunternehmen haben mittlerweile die Vorteile agiler Vorgehensweisen erkannt und wagen den Schritt weg vom traditionellen Projektmanagement hin zur Agilität. Die dabei mit großem Abstand am häufigsten verwendete agile Methode ist Scrum. Allerdings bietet Scrum zunächst lediglich ein Rahmenwerk, das durch eigene Ideen und Kreativität ausgefüllt und gestaltet werden muss. Um Scrum effizient anzuwenden, sind umfassende praktische Erfahrungen und ein grundlegendes Verständnis des agilen Wertesystems unabdingbar. Hier hilft dieses Buch: Anhand zahlreicher Praxisbeispiele erfährt der Leser, wie agile Softwareprojekte aufgesetzt und durchgeführt werden können, welche typischen Fehler dabei auftreten und wie diese zu vermeiden sind. Vorgestellt werden alternative Vorgehensweisen, mit denen ein Projekt schnell auf die Erfolgsspur gelangt. Auf Basis eines beispielhaften Projekts werden die Schlüsselstellen beleuchtet und konkrete Empfehlungen zur Ausgestaltung des Scrum-Rahmenwerks gegeben. Die Autoren gehen detailliert auf reale Projektsituationen und Problemfelder ein und lassen zahlreiche Praxistipps aus ihrem Erfahrungsschatz einfließen: Von der Suche nach dem richtigen Product Owner, dem Setup des Teams über einen erfolgreichen Start und die Durchführung eines Softwareprojekts bis hin zur Ausgestaltung und Variation von Scrum-Meetings bleiben dabei keine Fragen unbeantwortet. Am Ende eines jeden Kapitels findet der Leser Checklisten, die ihm bei seiner täglichen Projektarbeit eine wertvolle Unterstützung bieten. In der 2. Auflage wurden viele Abschnitte verfeinert und um weitere Praxistipps ergänzt sowie Änderungen aus dem aktuellsten Scrum Guide übernommen.

Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince 2, and Scrum

Using Essential Project Management Methods to Deliver Effective and Efficient Projects

Author: Jihane Roudias

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0134060873

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9229

PMBOK®, PRINCE2®, and Scrum are today's three most widely recognized project management standards. The most successful project managers know how to draw on all three, and often combine them to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently. In Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince2, and Scrum, Jihane Roudias shows project managers how these methods complement each other, how to integrate them, and how to troubleshoot projects involving any or all of them. Roudias illuminates core project concepts, processes, and areas of knowledge in each methodology, guides you in synthesizing them, and reviews the types of difficulties you may encounter in each project process. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Roudias also emphasizes the importance of project risk management, monitoring, and evaluation systems – and demonstrates how to use them to make timely and informed decisions at every stage of your project. For every project management practitioner and student pursuing PMBOK/PMI, PRINCE2, and/or Scrum certification, or seeking to use these methodologies together to achieve better project performance.

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

9th International Conference, XP 2008, Limerick, Ireland, June 10-14, 2008, Proceedings

Author: Pekka Abrahamsson,Richard Baskerville,Kieran Conboy,Brian Fitzgerald,Lorraine Morgan,Xiaofeng Wang

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540682554

Category: Computers

Page: 258

View: 1244

The XP conference series established in 2000 was the first conference dedicated to agile processes in software engineering. The idea of the conference is to offer a unique setting for advancing the state of the art in the research and practice of agile processes. This year’s conference was the ninth consecutive edition of this international event. The conference has grown to be the largest conference on agile software development outside North America. The XP conference enjoys being one of those conferences that truly brings practitioners and academics together. About 70% of XP participants come from industry and the number of academics has grown steadily over the years. XP is more of an experience rather than a regular conference. It offers several different ways to interact and strives to create a truly collaborative environment where new ideas and exciting findings can be presented and shared. For example, this year’s open space session, which was “a conference within a conference”, was larger than ever before. Agile software development is a unique phenomenon from several perspectives.

Team Leadership and Partnering in Nursing and Health Care

Author: Cynthia Armstrong Persily, PhD, RN, FAAN

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826199895

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 7781

"I enjoyed this book. It provides excellent information on the current use of healthcare teams and partnerships. It is a worthwhile resource for anyone interested in developing and working with healthcare teams." Score: 100, 5 Stars.--Doody's Medical Reviews Teamwork is an undisputed asset for reducing nursing and medical errors, improving quality of patient care, resolving workload issues, and avoiding burnout. This text helps to foster the leadership expertise and partnerships that will facilitate the delivery of the highest-quality care. It based on the time-tested wisdom that leadership knowledge, skills and, competencies gained by training a group of nurses in the same organization rather than a single nurse are much more likely to result in genuine organizational transformation. It is the only text available to focus in depth on building and maintaining effective partnerships, motivating and developing others in the team, organizational analysis, strategizing, communicating, planning and managing change, measuring team and partnership effectiveness through metrics, and leveraging results within and outside of the organization. Case studies across a variety of organizations and environments and drawn from years of nursing team and leadership training, illuminate key points and provide readers with real life examples of the application of key concepts. These include such scenarios as developing a team to create, implement and evaluate a nurse residency program in a large tertiary hospital; creating a cross-agency public health team to plan and deploy rural H1N1 responses; founding a multi-campus team for the creation and implementation of a new BSN curriculum; and leadership in a partnership to support the legislative creation of a nursing workforce center. Learning objectives, tables, charts, models, and questions for thought in each chapter reinforce information in the text. Plentiful references provide opportunities for further study. Authored by a noted expert in education, team building, and policy making in nursing and health care, the book will be of value to emerging and seasoned leaders and graduate educators and students, including CNL, DNP, and NPs. Key Features: Examines, in depth, team leadership and professional, clinical, and educational partnering in and for nursing Features real-life case studies in diverse practice and academic centers Offers a practical approach to applying team leadership and partnership concepts when facilitating health care change Reviews team models and skills, how to take action, issues and challenges along the way, measuring results, and applying leverage to sustain gains Presents information in a concise, step-by-step format replete with learning objectives, tables, charts, and questions for thought

Essential Scrum

Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen aus der Praxis

Author: Kenneth S. Rubin

Publisher: mitp Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3826690478

Category: Computers

Page: 480

View: 2267

Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen aus der Praxis Mit Vorworten von Mike Cohn und Ron Jeffries Umfassendes Scrum-Wissen auf Team-, Produkt- und Portfolio-Ebene Kernkonzepte, Rollen, Planung und Sprints ausführlich erläutert Auch geeignet zur Vorbereitung auf die Scrum-Zertifizierung Aus dem Inhalt: 1. Teil: Kernkonzepte Scrum-Framework Agile Prinzipien Sprints Anforderungen und User Stories Das Product Backlog Schätzungen und Velocity Technische Schulden 2. Teil: Rollen Product Owner ScrumMaster Entwicklungsteam Strukturen des Scrum-Teams Manager 3. Teil: Planung Scrum-Planungsprinzipien Mehrstufige Planung Portfolio-Planung Visionsfindung/Produktplanung Release-Planung 4. Teil: Sprints Sprint-Planung Sprint-Ausführung Sprint Review Sprint-Retrospektive Dieses Buch beschreibt das Wesen von Scrum – die Dinge, die Sie wissen müssen, wenn Sie Scrum erfolgreich einsetzen wollen, um innovative Produkte und Dienstleistungen zu entwickeln. Es ist entstanden, weil der Autor Kenneth S. Rubin als Agile- und Scrum-Berater oft nach einem Referenzbuch für Scrum gefragt worden ist – einem Buch, das einen umfassenden Überblick über das Scrum-Framework bietet und darüber hinaus die beliebtesten Ansätze für die Anwendung von Scrum präsentiert. Dieses Buch ist der Versuch, die eine entscheidende Quelle für alles Wesentliche über Scrum bereitzustellen. Rubin beleuchtet die Werte, Prinzipien und Praktiken von Scrum und beschreibt bewährte, flexible Ansätze, die Ihnen helfen werden, sie viel effektiver umzusetzen. Dabei liefert er mehr als nur die Grundlagen und weist zudem auf wichtige Probleme hin, die Ihnen auf Ihrem Weg begegnen können. Ob Sie sich nun zum ersten Mal an Scrum versuchen oder es schon seit Jahren benutzen: Dieses Buch weiht Sie in die Geheimnisse des Scrum-Entwicklungsverfahrens ein und vermittelt Ihnen ein umfangreiches Scrum-Wissen auf Team-, Produkt- und Portfolio-Ebene. Für diejenigen, die bereits mit Scrum vertraut sind, eignet es sich als Scrum-Referenz. Rubin hat das Buch nicht für eine bestimmte Scrum-Rolle geschrieben. Stattdessen soll es allen, die direkt oder indirekt mit Scrum zu tun haben, ein gemeinsames Verständnis von Scrum und den Prinzipien, auf denen es beruht, vermitteln. Stellen Sie sich meine Überraschung und mein Entzücken vor, als ich feststellte, dass das Buch praktisch alles behandelt, was man über Scrum wissen muss – sowohl für Anfänger als auch für alte Hasen. Ron Jeffries (aus dem Vorwort) Über den Autor: Kenneth S. Rubin ist zertifizierter Scrum- und Agile-Trainer und -Berater und hilft Unternehmen, ihre Produktentwicklung effektiver und wirtschaftlicher zu gestalten. Er hat inzwischen mehr als 18.000 Menschen in den Bereichen Agile und Scrum, Organisation objektorientierter Projekte und Übergangsmanagement unterwiesen und Hunderten von Unternehmen als Berater zur Seite gestanden. Rubin war der erste Managing Director der weltweit agierenden Scrum Alliance und erfolgreich als Scrum-Product-Owner, ScrumMaster und Entwickler unterwegs.

Kanban in 30 Days

Author: Tomas Björkholm,Jannika Björkholm

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1783000910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 106

View: 2302

Kanban is a simple and elegant Agile framework that helps to control and improve development processes. Originating in traditional 20th century manufacturing in Japan, Kanban has a renewed relevance today, being a crucial methodology in the world of software development. This book explores the key features of Kanban, and demonstrates how to put it into practice through exercises that will help you make the most of this unique approach to managing collaboration and production. Designed as a 30 day action plan, this book will help you understand and implement Kanban – and start seeing results – in a month. Analyze your current situation and define your goals and wider strategic aims, and begin developing a plan to help you and your team confidently work towards achieving them. Involve your team to drive cultural change, learn how to prioritize and organize tasks and projects to efficiently use your time and resources. Create your own value stream map to better understand your processes and identify improvement areas, and adapt and use the features tips and examples to overcome challenges you may face when implementing Kanban. Pick up this book and experience the full results of this vital Agile methodology – fast.

Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM

Author: Scott Millett,Jerrel Blankenship,Matthew Bussa

Publisher: Apress

ISBN: 1430235349

Category: Computers

Page: 392

View: 4005

Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM guides you through a real-world ASP.NET project and shows how agile methodology is put into practice. There is plenty of literature on the theory behind agile methodologies, but no book on the market takes the concepts of agile practices and applies these in a practical manner to an end-to-end ASP.NET project, especially the estimating, requirements and management aspects of a project. Pro Agile .NET Development with SCRUM takes you through the initial stages of a project—gathering requirements and setting up an environment—through to the development and deployment stages using an agile iterative approach: namely, Scrum. In the book, you'll focus on delivering an enterprise-level ASP.NET project. Each chapter is in iterations or sprints, putting into practice the features of agile—user stories, test-driven development (TDD), behavior-driven development (BDD), continuous integration, user acceptance testing, extreme programming, Scrum, design patterns and principles, inside-out development, lean developent, KanBan boards, and more. An appendix features code katas designed for the reader to get up-to-speed with some of the features of extreme programming, while also showcasing popular open-source frameworks to assist in automated testing and mocking. In addition, popular open-source architectural foundation projects such as S#arp and NCommons are demonstrated to allow you to base future projects on these frameworks, which already have many best-practice design patterns and principles built in.

The Project Manager's Guide to Mastering Agile

Principles and Practices for an Adaptive Approach

Author: Charles G. Cobb

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118991761

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 4633

Streamline project workflow with expert agile implementation The Project Management Profession is beginning to go through rapid and profound transformation due to the widespread adoption of agile methodologies. Those changes are likely to dramatically change the role of project managers in many environments as we have known them and raise the bar for the entire project management profession; however, we are in the early stages of that transformation and there is a lot of confusion about the impact it has on project managers: There are many stereotypes and misconceptions that exist about both Agile and traditional plan-driven project management, Agile and traditional project management principles and practices are treated as separate and independent domains of knowledge with little or no integration between the two and sometimes seen as in conflict with each other Agile and "Waterfall" are thought of as two binary, mutually-exclusive choices and companies sometimes try to force-fit their business and projects to one of those extremes when the right solution is to fit the approach to the project It’s no wonder that many Project Managers might be confused by all of this! This book will help project managers unravel a lot of the confusion that exists; develop a totally new perspective to see Agile and traditional plan-driven project management principles and practices in a new light as complementary to each other rather than competitive; and learn to develop an adaptive approach to blend those principles and practices together in the right proportions to fit any situation. There are many books on Agile and many books on traditional project management but what’s very unique about this book is that it takes an objective approach to help you understand the strengths and weaknesses of both of those areas to see how they can work synergistically to improve project outcomes in any project. The book includes discussion topics, real world case studies, and sample enterprise-level agile frameworks that facilitate hands-on learning as well as an in-depth discussion of the principles behind both Agile and traditional plan-driven project management practices to provide a more thorough level of understanding.

Scrum : Ultimate Guide to Scrum Agile Essential Practices!

Author: The Blokehead

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468961136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 5048

The agile practice is only one of the many iterative methods devised by development leaders in the past. Fundamentally speaking, iterative methods opposed the overly-incremental approach of the waterfall method by using a multitude of smaller phases. These phases encompass the main parts of the waterfall method (requirement, design, implementation, verification, and maintenance); but done so in smaller, more frequent increments. These are also called ‘mini-waterfalls’. In essence, the agile practice moves through a life cycle of the waterfall development method in a much shorter amount of time. The ‘thought leaders’ behind the formation of the agile development practice refined it using 12 key principles. These principles will be discussed in Chapter 7 – The 12 Agile Principles, and will be applied in most of the lessons throughout this eBook.

Scrum

The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time

Author: Jeff Sutherland,JJ Sutherland

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 0385346468

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3960

For those who believe that there must be a more agile and efficient way for people to get things done, here is a brilliantly discursive, thought-provoking book about the leadership and management process that is changing the way we live. In the future, historians may look back on human progress and draw a sharp line designating “before Scrum” and “after Scrum.” Scrum is that ground-breaking. It already drives most of the world’s top technology companies. And now it’s starting to spread to every domain where leaders wrestle with complex projects. If you’ve ever been startled by how fast the world is changing, Scrum is one of the reasons why. Productivity gains of as much as 1200% have been recorded, and there’s no more lucid – or compelling – explainer of Scrum and its bright promise than Jeff Sutherland, the man who put together the first Scrum team more than twenty years ago. The thorny problem Jeff began tackling back then boils down to this: people are spectacularly bad at doing things with agility and efficiency. Best laid plans go up in smoke. Teams often work at cross purposes to each other. And when the pressure rises, unhappiness soars. Drawing on his experience as a West Point-educated fighter pilot, biometrics expert, early innovator of ATM technology, and V.P. of engineering or CTO at eleven different technology companies, Jeff began challenging those dysfunctional realities, looking for solutions that would have global impact. In this book you’ll journey to Scrum’s front lines where Jeff’s system of deep accountability, team interaction, and constant iterative improvement is, among other feats, bringing the FBI into the 21st century, perfecting the design of an affordable 140 mile per hour/100 mile per gallon car, helping NPR report fast-moving action in the Middle East, changing the way pharmacists interact with patients, reducing poverty in the Third World, and even helping people plan their weddings and accomplish weekend chores. Woven with insights from martial arts, judicial decision making, advanced aerial combat, robotics, and many other disciplines, Scrum is consistently riveting. But the most important reason to read this book is that it may just help you achieve what others consider unachievable – whether it be inventing a trailblazing technology, devising a new system of education, pioneering a way to feed the hungry, or, closer to home, a building a foundation for your family to thrive and prosper.