Scrum Product Ownership Balancing Value from the Inside Out

Author: Robert Galen
ISBN: 0578019124
Release Date: 2009-04-01

One of the least discussed and most challenging roles in the Scrum Agile Methodology is that of Product Owner. Quite often Product Owners are selected from the ranks of Product Managers or Business Analysts and simply "thrown" into the role. While these backgrounds can lead to successful product ownership, often there are fundamental understanding and large skills gaps that need to be crossed in order to be truly successful. This book takes a unique look at the role of Scrum Product Owner with a focus on how the role needs to interact with their Scrum team first--thus the "inside out." We review all of the nuance and requisite habits that allow the Scrum Product Owner to drive their teams towards creating high quality products that provide great customer value.

Scrum Product Ownership

Author: Robert Galen
Publisher: Rgcg, LLC
ISBN: 0988502623
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Computers

When it was first published in 2009, Scrum Product Ownership was the first book to address the Product Owner role in detail. It was a breakthrough guide in how to drive high quality and customer value, while maintaining a singular focus on agile delivery principles. Fast forward to 2013 and much has changed. Scrum and the other agile methods are dominating the mainstream and new success stories seem to be forthcoming daily. However, there are still challenges and many surround the Product Owner role: scaling Scrum, sustaining quality, delivering and measuring value, providing team leadership, being a part of organizational transformation, and simple survival are all still in play. In other words, the role is still just plain HARD. The Second Edition of Scrum Product Ownership is being delivered to help with today's challenges. It has more practical advice, real-world tactics, and more stories. It provides a framework of ideas to help today's Product Owners and their teams to better "Deliver the Goods." However, it remains true to its heritage of guiding you towards becoming a GREAT Product Owner...from the Inside Out.

Agile Excellence for Product Managers

Author: Greg Cohen
Publisher: Happy About
ISBN: 9781607730743
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Business & Economics

"Agile Excellence for Product Managers" is a plain-speaking guide on how to work with Agile development teams to achieve phenomenal product success. It covers the why and how of agile development (including Scrum, XP, and Lean, ) the role of product management, release planning, and more.

Agile Product Owner Secrets

Author: Michael Nir
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1493611224
Release Date: 2013-05-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Agile Project Management: Achieve more - Practical Advice - an Amazon Best SellerProven Professional Advice for the Agile Project Management : The Agile Product Owner****Updated and Advanced Edition****If you are like me you have probably ran into the same challenges with Agile. Based on my consulting and workshop experiences I am giving away these exclusive findings that would make an Agile breakthrough for You.You know it is the truth? don't you? You have witnessed it yourself in your company! I will reliably guide you on what others don't tell you, the business analyst come product owner - making the product owner a powerful tool from a strategic perspective!Agile Project Management : The Agile Product Owner Maybe you are afraid to take the first step? Aren't you? You have heard others experiences with Agile and you are unsure...let me introduce you to how it works easily and quickly. In Agile Scrum: The Agile Product Owner I am giving unique pioneering insights and secrets to unlock the magic of Agile.------------------------------------------------------ Astonishing! I know what you are thinking - how is this never told before? Like you I was also dazzled by the powerful assertions however I quickly realized from practical and focused engagements that it just doesn't work in the pure way - in real life there has to be adjustments!* Agile Scrum: Agile Product Owner Secrets - Valuable Proven Results for Agile Management, Revealed is relevant for any project and product practitioner and team wishing to make use of emerging Agile High Tech concepts with Reliable waterfall tested concepts for Survival in the business------------------------------------------------------Agile Project Management : The Agile Product OwnerSimple and Genuine Concepts* Improved quality while being pro Business - the practical product owner* Launching Agile and SCRUM - product owner as a change agent* Unique never before introduced scheme - basics of JIT, Lean Pull, Local optimization Lean and Agile chronicles - receiving buy in from stakeholdersEveryone wants to use Agile while maintaining the Waterfall structure and reap the benefits of BOTH. In Agile Scrum: The Agile Product Owner you will find:* Pioneering views on marrying Waterfall and Agile. Each implementation has personalized company specific aspects, the emerging solution is always proven to be somewhat different - learn the skills of empowering your product owner and the entire environment.* Terrific - Stop letting others tell you what to do! You know best and with the breakthrough concepts in this guide it will be easy for you to reap the benefits of both worlds and make the stakeholders happy!Agile Project Management : The Agile Product Owner , Exciting Fundamentals - quick to implement* Presented in an easy to follow case study! Meet Patrick and Naresh, Suzanne and others as they struggle and ultimately succeed and rewarded* Integrated to allow you simple roll out across a portfolio! Concepts that allow an improved solutionHURRY - to get your copy of Agile Project Management : The Agile Product Owner, Scroll up and Click the buy button now!! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Kanban and Scrum Making the Most of Both

Author: Henrik Kniberg
ISBN: 9780557138326
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Computers

Scrum and Kanban are two flavours of Agile software development - two deceptively simple but surprisingly powerful approaches to software development. So how do they relate to each other? The purpose of this book is to clear up the fog, so you can figure out how Kanban and Scrum might be useful in your environment. Part I illustrates the similarities and differences between Kanban and Scrum, comparing for understanding, not for judgement. There is no such thing as a good or bad tool - just good or bad decisions about when and how to use which tool. This book includes: - Kanban and Scrum in a nutshell - Comparison of Kanban and Scrum and other Agile methods - Practical examples and pitfalls - Cartoons and diagrams illustrating day-to-day work - Detailed case study of a Kanban implementation within a Scrum organization Part II is a case study illustrating how a Scrum-based development organization implemented Kanban in their operations and support teams.

The Toyota Way Fieldbook

Author: Jeffrey K. Liker
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071502114
Release Date: 2005-10-19
Genre: Business & Economics

The Toyota Way Fieldbook is a companion to the international bestseller The Toyota Way. The Toyota Way Fieldbook builds on the philosophical aspects of Toyota's operating systems by detailing the concepts and providing practical examples for application that leaders need to bring Toyota's success-proven practices to life in any organization. The Toyota Way Fieldbook will help other companies learn from Toyota and develop systems that fit their unique cultures. The book begins with a review of the principles of the Toyota Way through the 4Ps model-Philosophy, Processes, People and Partners, and Problem Solving. Readers looking to learn from Toyota's lean systems will be provided with the inside knowledge they need to Define the companies purpose and develop a long-term philosophy Create value streams with connected flow, standardized work, and level production Build a culture to stop and fix problems Develop leaders who promote and support the system Find and develop exceptional people and partners Learn the meaning of true root cause problem solving Lead the change process and transform the total enterprise The depth of detail provided draws on the authors combined experience of coaching and supporting companies in lean transformation. Toyota experts at the Georgetown, Kentucky plant, formally trained David Meier in TPS. Combined with Jeff Liker's extensive study of Toyota and his insightful knowledge the authors have developed unique models and ideas to explain the true philosophies and principles of the Toyota Production System.

Agile Product Development

Author: Tathagat Varma
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 9781484210673
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Computers

Shows you what it takes to develop products that blow your users away—and take market share from your competitors. This book will explain how the principles behind agile product development help designers, developers, architects, and product managers create awesome products; and how to look beyond a shiny user interface to build a great product. Most importantly, this book will give you a shared framework for your product development team to collaborate effectively. Product development involves several key activities—including ideation, discovery, design, development, and delivery—and yet too many companies and innovators focus on just a few of them much to the detriment of the product’s success in the marketplace. As a result we still continue to see high failure rates in new product development, be it inside organizations or startups. Unfortunately, or rather fortunately, these failures are largely avoidable. In the last fifteen years, advances in agile software development, lean product development, human-centered design, design thinking, lean startups and product delivery have helped improve individual aspects of product development. However, not enough guidance has been available to integrate them in the context of the product development life cycle. Until now. Product developer extraordinaire Tathagat Varma in Agile Product Development integrates individual knowledge areas into a fiel d manual for product developers. Organized in the way an idea germinates, sprouts, and grows, the book synthesizes the body of knowledge in a pragmatic way that is more natural to the entire product creation process rather than from individual practices that constitute it. In today’s hyper-innovative world, being first to the market, or delivering feature-loaded products, or even offering the latest technology doesn’t guarantee success anymore. Sure, those elements are all needed in the right measures, but they are not sufficient by themselves. And getting it right couldn’t be more important: Building products that deliver awesome user experiences is the top challenge facing businesses today, especially in a post-Apple world where user experience and design has been elevated to a cult status.

Scrum Narrative and PSM Exam Guide

Author: Mohammed Musthafa Soukath Ali
ISBN: 1311990879
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Scrum (Computer software development)

Scrum continues to prove as an effective newer way of working. This new way is rapidly making into many organizations, in particular the software development divisions due to the transformation results it delivers. The authentic source to know about Scrum and the approved body of knowledge on Scrum is "The Scrum Guide" authored by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. The 16 page guide is too dense to absorb without context and too theoretical without correlations.This book reveal Scrum Guide content with lot of context and correlations.The first part of the book is for the Executives, narrating Scrum in a lightweight and engaging fashion. While many books on Scrum position Scrum as collection of roles and practices, this book introduces Scrum's transformation roots that bring in a newer way of working, with far reaching effects.The second part is a coaching section for the Professionals getting into Scrum, getting into finer aspects of Scrum required for professionals working on the ground. It walks through the stages of Scrum Journey from Starting, Executing, and then Closing. Unlike many books that limit to the mechanics of Scrum, this book addresses plenty of practical questions including business management, team and task management, product engineering, etc such that this understanding enhances job skills on the top of the Scrum theory. The entire book is an all-in-one guidance book for PSM 1 Aspirants, preparing for the the most meritorious certificate of all that certify Scrum - Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1). PSM 1 is a high quality Scrum certificate administered by, that is guided by Ken Schwaber, one of the original two authors of Scrum. Unlike many other Scrum certificates, PSM is not a vanity means to claim Scrum knowledge, but a rigorous assessment of the knowledge in original Scrum. Its fee is nominal @$150. Once acquired, it does not require renewal.Though there are multiple scattered materials are available, there is no comprehensive guidance for PSM assessment preparation. This book is a one-stop source including guidance on understanding, enrollment, preparation, practicing, and getting the certificate. The book augments the Scrum Narrative with exam preparation tips, quick tests and a full blown assessment like a real assessment. It provides 250+ PSM 1 assessment related questions to practice. What is unique about this book? Sticks to Authentic Version of Scrum: There are many sources available that teach Scrum and provide training material for PSM. It is common for them to provide a muddied version of Scrum associating it with Activities, artifacts, and sub-techniques not prescribed or endorsed by Scrum framework and interchange and incorrect representation of Scrum terms. Such sources may add confusion and cloud your attempt to understand Scrum. Also, such an understanding will make one loose the points by incorrect answers in PSM assessment. This book articulates the original unpolluted Scrum framework as defined in its authentic source, the Scrum Guide. Wherever, there are exceptions/additional pointers with respect to Scrum Guide, they are highlighted by DE-TOUR tag. Anchors the learning firmly using Active Learning technique: This book will help you dig the deeper meaning behind the Scrum by means of active learning. Active Learning used in this book refers to - Not just passive reading of the content, but taking frequent pauses during the reading, looking at a question about what was read, and then thinking, analyzing, and inferring the subject through answering that question. The questions make you think about the granular interpretations behind every statement of Scrum Guide. These granular interpretations are usually not...

Implementing Domain Driven Design

Author: Vaughn Vernon
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 9780133039887
Release Date: 2013-02-06
Genre: Computers

“For software developers of all experience levels looking to improve their results, and design and implement domain-driven enterprise applications consistently with the best current state of professional practice, Implementing Domain-Driven Design will impart a treasure trove of knowledge hard won within the DDD and enterprise application architecture communities over the last couple decades.” –Randy Stafford, Architect At-Large, Oracle Coherence Product Development “This book is a must-read for anybody looking to put DDD into practice.” –Udi Dahan, Founder of NServiceBus Implementing Domain-Driven Design presents a top-down approach to understanding domain-driven design (DDD) in a way that fluently connects strategic patterns to fundamental tactical programming tools. Vaughn Vernon couples guided approaches to implementation with modern architectures, highlighting the importance and value of focusing on the business domain while balancing technical considerations. Building on Eric Evans’ seminal book, Domain-Driven Design, the author presents practical DDD techniques through examples from familiar domains. Each principle is backed up by realistic Java examples–all applicable to C# developers–and all content is tied together by a single case study: the delivery of a large-scale Scrum-based SaaS system for a multitenant environment. The author takes you far beyond “DDD-lite” approaches that embrace DDD solely as a technical toolset, and shows you how to fully leverage DDD’s “strategic design patterns” using Bounded Context, Context Maps, and the Ubiquitous Language. Using these techniques and examples, you can reduce time to market and improve quality, as you build software that is more flexible, more scalable, and more tightly aligned to business goals. Coverage includes Getting started the right way with DDD, so you can rapidly gain value from it Using DDD within diverse architectures, including Hexagonal, SOA, REST, CQRS, Event-Driven, and Fabric/Grid-Based Appropriately designing and applying Entities–and learning when to use Value Objects instead Mastering DDD’s powerful new Domain Events technique Designing Repositories for ORM, NoSQL, and other databases

Agile Product Management with Scrum

Author: Roman Pichler
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321684134
Release Date: 2010-03-11
Genre: Computers

The First Guide to Scrum-Based Agile Product Management In Agile Product Management with Scrum, leading Scrum consultant Roman Pichler uses real-world examples to demonstrate how product owners can create successful products with Scrum. He describes a broad range of agile product management practices, including making agile product discovery work, taking advantage of emergent requirements, creating the minimal marketable product, leveraging early customer feedback, and working closely with the development team. Benefitting from Pichler’s extensive experience, you’ll learn how Scrum product ownership differs from traditional product management and how to avoid and overcome the common challenges that Scrum product owners face. Coverage includes Understanding the product owner’s role: what product owners do, how they do it, and the surprising implications Envisioning the product: creating a compelling product vision to galvanize and guide the team and stakeholders Grooming the product backlog: managing the product backlog effectively even for the most complex products Planning the release: bringing clarity to scheduling, budgeting, and functionality decisions Collaborating in sprint meetings: understanding the product owner’s role in sprint meetings, including the dos and don’ts Transitioning into product ownership: succeeding as a product owner and establishing the role in the enterprise This book is an indispensable resource for anyone who works as a product owner, or expects to do so, as well as executives and coaches interested in establishing agile product management.


Author: M. David Green
Publisher: Sitepoint
ISBN: 0994346913
Release Date: 2016-02-25

Why should you use Scrum in your web projects? Simply put, it'll enable your team to get more done in less time. Scrum is the most popular agile project management methodology used in web projects today. While most Scrum books tend to be lengthy textbooks that cover every detail of Scrum for all types of organizations, this highly practical book concentrates solely on how best to apply Scrum in web and mobile development projects. In it, you'll learn: An overview of Scrum fundamentals for web and mobile projects Get familiar with Scrum's roles: Scrum master, product owner, team members, and interested observers Understand Scrum's rituals: sprint planning meetings, daily standups, work process, demos, and sprint retrospectives Gain a thorough understanding of the tools used in Scrum: burndown charts, story cards, sprint backlogs Troubleshoot typical Scrum issues

Scrum A Pocket Guide

Author: Gunther Verheyen
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9789087537203
Release Date: 2013-11-04
Genre: Education

This pocket guide is the one book to read for everyone who wants to learn about Scrum. The book covers all roles, rules and the main principles underpinning Scrum, and is based on the Scrum Guide Edition 2013. A broader context to this fundamental description of Scrum is given by describing the past and the future of Scrum. The author, Gunther Verheyen, has created a concise, yet complete and passionate reference about Scrum. The book demonstrates his core view that Scrum is about a journey, a journey of discovery and fun. He designed the book to be a helpful guide on that journey. Ken Schwaber, Scrum co-creator says that this book currently is the best available description of Scrum around. The book combines some rare characteristics: • It describes Scrum in its entirety, yet places it in a broader context (of past and future). • The author focuses on the subject, Scrum, in a way that it truly supports the reader. The book has a language and style in line with the philosophy of Scrum. • The book shows the playfulness of Scrum. David Starr and Ralph Jocham, Professional Scrum trainers and early agile adopters, say that this is the ultimate book to be advised as follow-up book to the students they teach Scrum to and to teams and managers of organizations that they coach Scrum to.

Impact Mapping

Author: Gojko Adzic
Publisher: Provoking Thoughts
ISBN: 0955683645
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Computers

A practical guide to impact mapping, a simple yet incredibly effective method for collaborative strategic planning that helps organizations make an impact with software.

Managing Software Debt

Author: Chris Sterling
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 0321554132
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Computers

The first guide to the growing idea of 'software debt', examining the tension between speed and perfection in shipping software * *Software debt is the concept that it is okay to ship software knowing that there is still some 'not-quite-right' code in it. *Shows the importance of dealing with the 'debt' of that code as quickly as possible *By writing the code knowing there will be quick revisions, developers can ship needed software faster, meeting their organization's needs better. The idea of software debt is a relatively new one among developers, and one that is rapidly gaining momentum. The basic concept is that shipping a new application is like going into debt. A little debt speeds development as long as it is paid back promptly with a rewrite. The danger occurs when the debt is not repaid. Every minute spent on not-quite-right code counts as interest on that debt. Entire engineering organizations can be brought to a stand-still under the debt load of an unconsolidated implementation, object-oriented or otherwise. This is the first book to squarely address the concept of software debt. The author shares insights and best practices for addressing the key issues developers face in shipping software in a timely manner, including: * *Incorporating 'emergent architecture' concepts into daily activities, using agile techniques such as collaboration and refactoring. *Gathering feedback on architectural elements throughout the project lifecycle. *Choosing technologies that promote more agile software delivery. *Managing vendors in agile environments. *Clearing away technical impediments in existing architectures. *Using open source technologies in agile environments. *Using YAGNI ('you ain't gonna need it') to strip away unnecessary complexity

Elasticsearch in Action

Author: Radu Gheorghe
Publisher: Manning Publications
ISBN: 1617291625
Release Date: 2015-03-31
Genre: Computers

Elasticsearch makes it easy to add efficient and scalable searches to enterprise applications. Busy administrators and developers love this open source real-time search and analytics engine because they can simply install it, make a few tweaks, and go on with their work. Elasticsearch is miles deep, so once it's up and running, it can be used to build nearly any custom search solution imaginable. Elasticsearch in Action shows how to build scalable search applications using Elasticsearch. It starts off with an informative overview and an engaging introductory example. Within the first few chapters, it discusses core concepts needed to implement basic searches and efficient indexing. With the fundamentals well in hand, readers will gain an organized view of how to optimize their designs. The book focuses on Elasticsearch's REST API via HTTP. Code snippets are written mostly in bash using curl, which makes them easily translatable to other languages. Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, Kindle, and ePub formats from Manning Publications.