Learn how to be an inspiring and effective ScrumMaster using Packt's new book and eBook

June 2013 | Enterprise

Packt is delighted to bring you The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook, a practical, no-nonsense guide that aims to help the reader become an inspiring and effective ScrumMaster known for getting results. This book is available now in print, eBook, Kindle, and select library formats. The print book comes in at over 336 pages and is competitively priced at $49.99 , whilst the eBook and Kindle versions are available for $25.49.

About the author:
Stacia Viscardi is an Agile coach, Certified Scrum Trainer, and organizational transformation expert devoted to creating energized and excited teams that delight their customers and inspire others. In 2003, she became the 62nd Certified ScrumMaster (there are now over 200,000!), and she then went on to found AgileEvolution in 2006. She has helped companies such as Cisco Systems, Martha Stewart Living, Primavera, DoubleClick, Google, Razorfish, MyPublisher, Washington Post, and many others find their way to agility.

Scrum is an iterative and incremental software development framework for managing software projects and product or application development. Scrum is facilitated by a ScrumMaster, who is accountable for removing impediments to the ability of the team in order to successfully deliver the goal/deliverables.

The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook will not only teach readers how to create and maintain an impediment backlog to support continuous improvement for the individual, the team, and the organization, but will also guide the reader through exercises for them to help their co-workers and management discover new ways of approaching tasks.

Focusing on the ScrumMaster's role and responsibilities, this book presents solutions and ideas for common problems, improving the overall methodology of a ScrumMaster's approach. This book also extends the readers working knowledge of Scrum to allow them to explore other avenues and ways of thinking to help teams and organizations reach their full potential.

Some of the chapters emphasized in this book are:

Chapter 1: Scrum – A Brief Review of the Basics (and a Few Interesting Tidbits)
Chapter 2: Release Planning – Tuning Product Development
Chapter 3: Sprint Planning – Fine-tune the Sprint Commitment
Chapter 4: Sprint! Visible, Collaborative, and Meaningful Work
Chapter 5: The End? Improving Product and Process One Bite at a Time
Chapter 6: The Criticality of Real-time Information
Chapter 7: Scrum Values Expose Fear, Dysfunction, and Waste
Chapter 8: Everyday Leadership for the ScrumMaster and Team
Chapter 9: Shaping the Agile Organization
Chapter 10: Scrum – Large and Small
Chapter 11: Scrum and the Future

About Packt:

Packt is one of the most prolific and fastest-growing tech book publishers in the world. Originally focused on open source software, Packt books now focus on practicality, recognizing that readers are ultimately concerned with getting the job done. Packt’s digitally-focused business model allows them to publish up-to-date books in very specific areas.

The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook
A collection of tips, tricks and war stories to help the professional ScrumMaster break the chains of traditional organization and management

For more information, please visit: http://www.packtpub.com/professional-scrummasters-handbook/book

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