Book Reviews Tagged “sprint”

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, Create the Future

I've never been a big fan of the Shewhart or Deming cycle of Plan-Do-Check-Act. Sure, it works fine for some things. I cooked an elaborate dinner for my family last night. Plan, Do, Check and Act (or Eat) worked well for that. But for what makes up much of the rest of my life, a plan-first approach has never seemed entirely appropriate.

That Plan-Do-Check-Act is…

The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try

The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass On Your First Try

I was looking forward to reading this book. I haven't paid much attention to the PMI-ACP initiative and thought this book would help me see what the test covered. The book is extremely short: there are less than 140 pages between the introduction and the glossary. The entire book is double-spaced so it is a very quick read. After the main book is a glossary and then…

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process

The book is a comprehensive overview of Scrum. It goes from the principles of agile through the mechanics of sprints to the roles on a Scrum team and all the way up to topics like technical debt and portfolio management with Scrum. A very helpful aspect of the book is the detailed "visual language," Kenny created while writing the book. He created icons for every…

Agile Product Management with Scrum

Agile Product Management with Scrum

As a project management framework, Scrum introduces many changes. One of the biggest is the role of the product owner who represents the users or customers of a product or system. The product owner is responsible for making sure the right product is being built and in the right order. This forces the product owner to think iteratively and incrementally about the…