Scrum Field Guide, The: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond

Series
Addison-Wesley
Author
Mitch Lacey  
Publisher
Addison-Wesley
Cover
Softcover
Edition
2
Language
English
Total pages
480
Pub.-date
December 2015
ISBN13
9780133853629
ISBN
0133853624
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Description

The Scrum Field Guide will give students skills and confidence to learn Scrum rapidly and successfully. Long-time Scrum practitioner Mitch Lacey identifies major challenges associated with early-stage Scrum adoption, as well as deeper issues that emerge after companies have adopted Scrum, and describes how other organizations have overcome them. Students will learn how to gain “quick wins” that build support, and then use the flexibility of Scrum to maximize value creation across the entire process.

Features

  • A revised and expanded second edition full of guidance on what organizations need to do during the earlier stages of adoption of the most popular agile method: Scrum.
  • Paves the road to success with a clear plan for creating and releasing software
  • Works with any agile methodology, from XP to Scrum

New to this Edition

No chapters are being removed, but additional coverage will include material on Immersive Interviewing, the Value of Collaborative Estimation, and Achieving Competitive Advantage with Business Alignment. Other candidates for inclusion (based on reviewer feedback) are risk management, the value of "throw away" work, managing architecture, and conducting performance reviews. In total, we estimate the second edition will be 60-70 pages longer.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Jeff Sutherland  xix

Foreword by Kenneth S. Rubin  xxiii

Preface  xxv

Acknowledgments  xxix

About the Author   xxxi

 

Chapter 1: Scrum: Simple, Not Easy  1

The Story   1

Scrum   6

Keys to Success   17

References   18

 

Part I: Getting Prepared  21

Chapter 2: Getting People on Board  23

The Story   23

The Model   29

Change Takes Time   30

Keys to Success   33

References   34

Work Consulted   34

 

Chapter 3: Using Team Consultants to Optimize Team Performance  35

The Story   35

The Model   39

Keys to Success   47

Reference   50

Works Consulted   50

 

Chapter 4: Predicting Team Velocity  51

The Story   51

The Model   56

Keys to Success   65

References   67

 

Chapter 5: Implementing the Scrum Roles  69

The Story   69

The Model   73

Keys to Success   78

 

Chapter 6: Determining Sprint Length   81

The Story   81

The Model   84

Keys to Success   91

Reference   92

 

Chapter 7: How Do You Know You’re Done?  93

The Story   93

The Model   95

Keys to Success   101

References   102

 

Chapter 8: The Case for a Full-Time ScrumMaster  103

The Story   103

The Model   106

Keys to Success   112

References   116

Work Consulted   116

 

Part II: Field Basics    117

Chapter 9: Why Engineering Practices Are Important in Scrum   119

The Story   119

The Practices   123

Keys to Success   131

References   133

Works Consulted   134

 

Chapter 10: Core Hours   135

The Story   135

The Model   138

Keys to Success   142

 

Chapter 11: Release Planning  143

The Story   143

The Model   147

Keys to Success   154

Reference   156

 

Chapter 12: Decomposing Stories and Tasks  157

The Story   157

The Model   159

Keys to Success   167

References   168

Works Consulted   168

 

Chapter 13: Keeping Defects in Check  169

The Story   169

The Model   170

Keys to Success   172

References   173

Work Consulted   174

 

Chapter 14: Sustained Engineering and Scrum  175

The Story   175

The Model   178

Keys to Success   181

References   182

 

Chapter 15: The Sprint Review  183

The Story   183

The Model   186

Keys to Success   188

Works Consulted   191

 

Chapter 16: Retrospectives  193

The Story   193

The Practice   196

Keys to Success   200

References   202

 

Part III: First Aid   203

Chapter 17: Facilitating a Productive Daily Scrum  205

The Story   205

The Model   208

Keys to Success   213

 

Chapter 18: The Fourth Question in Scrum  217

The Story   217

The Model   220

Keys to Success   221

Reference   221

 

Chapter 19: Keeping People Engaged with Pair Programming  223

The Story   223

The Model   225

Keys to Success   230

References   231

 

Chapter 20: Adding New Team Members  233

The Story   233

The Model  235

Keys to Success   238

References   239

 

Chapter 21: When Cultures Collide  241

The Story   241

The Model   246

Keys to Success   251

References   254

Works Consulted   254

 

Chapter 22: Sprint Emergency Procedures  255

The Story   255

The Model   257

Keys to Success   260

References   261

 

Part IV: Advanced Survival Techniques    263

Chapter 23: Sustainable Pace  265

The Story   265

The Model   269

Keys to Success   274

References   276

 

Chapter 24: Delivering Working Software  277

The Story   277

The Model   281

Keys to Success   284

Work Consulted   287

 

Chapter 25: Optimizing and Measuring Value  289

The Story   289

The Model   292

Keys to Success   297

Reference   299

Works Consulted   299

 

Chapter 26: Up-Front Project Costing   301

The Story   301

The Model   306

Keys to Success   310

References   311

 

Chapter 27: Documentation in Scrum Projects  313

The Story   313

The Model   316

Keys to Success   323

References   324

 

Chapter 28: Outsourcing and Offshoring  325

The Story   325

The Model   328

Keys to Success   332

References   337

Work Consulted   337

 

Chapter 29: Prioritizing and Estimating Large Backlogs–The Big Wall  339

The Story   339

The Model   342

Keys to Success   346

References   348

 

Chapter 30: Writing Contracts  349

The Story   349

The Model   353

Keys to Success   361

References   363

 

Part V: Wilderness Essentials  365

Chapter 31: Driving to Done through Collaboration  367

The Story   367

The Model   371

Keys to Success   380

References   382

 

Chapter 32: How Story Points Relate to Hours  383

The Story   383

The Model   386

Keys to Success   391

References   394

 

Chapter 33: Immersive Interviewing and Hiring    395

The Story   395

The Model   398

Keys to Success   404

References   406

Work Consulted   407

 

Chapter 34: Aligning Incentives with Outcomes  409

The Story   409

The Model   412

Keys to Success   415

Reference   417

 

Chapter 35: Risk Management in Scrum  419

The Story   419

The Model   420

Keys to Success   424

Works Consulted   425

 

Appendix: Scrum Framework  427

The Roles   428

The Artifacts   429

The Meetings   431

Putting It All Together   434

 

Index 435

 

Author

Mitch Lacey, founder of Mitch Lacey & Associates, Inc., helps companies reach their maximum potential by building high-performing organizations through the adoption of agile practices, including Scrum and XP. Mitch’s rich, practical experience and his pragmatic approach are trusted by many companies including Adobe Systems, Aera Energy, Bio-Rad, EchoStar, Microsoft, Oracle, Qualcomm, Salem Hospital, SAP, Sony, and more. He is a CST, a PMI Project Management Professional (PMP), and an Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP). Mitch has served on the board of directors for the Agile Alliance and the Scrum Alliance. Learn more at www.MitchLacey.com.