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“Agile Scrum" Guide Nabs Silver Medal from Readers' Favorite International Book Awards

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Scott M. Graffius, Founder and CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™, had consulting engagements with a division of a global entertainment business. A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with that client was the inspiration for Scott's book, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions. This is an update on the book.

Agile Scrum won the silver medal in the Business/Finance category at the 2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards. A press release from Scott is located here and the news is presented below as well.

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions
by Scott M. Graffius helps technical and non-technical teams develop and deliver products at astounding speed with rapid adaptation to change and continuous improvement which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. Reactions to the book have been incredibly positive. The latest accolade comes from the 2018 Readers' Favorite International Book Awards (https://readersfavorite.com/2018-award-contest-winners.htm), which awarded Agile Scrum with the silver medal in the Business/Finance category. With thousands of entries ranging from New York Times bestsellers to works from first-time self-published authors, the program is one of the largest book competitions. Graffius will be presented with the silver medal on stage at a gala in Miami, Florida on Saturday, November 17, 2018.

About the Author

Scott M. Graffius, PMP, CSP, CSM, CSPO, ITIL, LSSGB is a project management expert, consultant, author, and international speaker. He is the Founder and CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions
, a management consulting firm. Scott is a former vice president of project management with a publicly traded provider of diverse consumer products and services over the Internet. Before that, he ran and supervised the delivery of projects and programs in public and private organizations with businesses ranging from e-commerce to advanced technology products and services, retail, manufacturing, entertainment, and more. For more information on Scott, visit http://Exceptional-PMO.com/who_we_are/bio.

About the Book

  • Title: Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Author: Scott M. Graffius
  • Technical Editors: Chris Hare and Colin Giffen
  • Formats: Paperback and ebook, both in full color
  • Pub Date: April 5, 2016 (paperback), May 20, 2016 (ebook)
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (paperback), Amazon Digital Services (ebook)
  • Price: Paperback $34.99 US, ebook $19.99 US
  • Pages: 156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1533370242 (paperback)
  • ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY (ebook)

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is offered in digital and print formats.

The ebook (ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY) is available in:


The
paperback (ISBN-13: 9781533370242) is for sale at:


For press, please visit AgileScrumGuide.com.

About Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions

Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions
(http://Exceptional-PMO.com) helps organizations achieve their strategic objectives and business initiatives via world-class project management. The firm provides expert advisory, training, and facilitative consulting services related to project, program, portfolio, and PMO management in agile, traditional, and hybrid development and delivery frameworks.


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Talk by Scott M. Graffius at Project Management Institute - California Central Valley Chapter on September 13, 2018

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This is an update from Scott M. Graffius, author of
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions.

I had the honor of speaking on agile project management at a dinner meeting of the Project Management Institute - California Central Valley Chapter (PMI-CCVC) in Bakersfield last night. The presentation provided a highly visual overview of Scrum — including the roles, responsibilities, tools, and techniques unique to the framework — with a focus on best practices and top factors typical in successful implementations.

Thank you to Fred Valenzano for the invitation and thank you to all of the PMI-CCVC members who attended the session. I enjoyed meeting and talking with everyone.

The feedback was fantastic. For those not at the event: an example of a sticky note used to collect comments at the end of the meeting is shown (the example is a blank one — not filled out — for privacy). It's excellent to know "What Went Well?" Potential improvements, however, typically come from the other question: "What Would You Change?" (Additionally, attendees can provide feedback via an online survey.) All of the feedback is important, appreciated, and valued.

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Quick Tip: Sprint Retrospective Meeting

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This is an experimental new type of article: a quick tip.

At the retrospective meeting—where the Development Team reflects on the just-concluded sprint and identifies ways to improve—participants may find it beneficial to ask themselves:

  • “How can we make a bigger positive impact?” and
  • “How can we achieve greater ease of work?”

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This tip is from the book,
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions.

About the book

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions helps technical and non-technical teams develop and deliver products at astounding speed with rapid adaptation to change and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. The book has garnered 17 first place awards.

  • Title and subtitle: Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions
  • Author: Scott M. Graffius
  • Technical Editors: Chris Hare and Colin Giffen
  • Formats: Paperback and ebook, both in full color
  • Pub Date: April 5, 2016 (paperback), May 20, 2016 (ebook)
  • Publisher: CreateSpace (paperback), Amazon Digital Services (ebook)
  • Price: Paperback $34.99 US, ebook $19.99 US
  • Pages: 156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1533370242 (paperback)
  • ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY (ebook)

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius is offered in digital and print formats around the world.

Agile Scrum in ebook format (ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY) is available in:


Agile Scrum in paperback (ISBN-13: 9781533370242) is for sale in:


Scott and
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions have been featured in Yahoo Finance, the Boston Herald, NBC WRAL, the Dallas Business Journal, the PM World Journal, BookLife by Publisher’s Weekly, Innovation Management, and additional media outlets.

For press, please visit AgileScrumGuide.com.


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NHD Podcast Included Content from "Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions"

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The NHD Podcast included an excerpt on metrics from
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions. The quote is “If you don’t collect any metrics, you’re flying blind. If you collect and focus on too many, they may be obstructing your field of view.” It appears at 46:40 in Episode 17 of the podcast.

The episode features:
  • Cathy Jones, executive at Healthscope
  • Cathy Balding, Director of Qualityworks PL, and Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University
  • David Balding, Professor of Statistical Genetics at the University of Melbourne, and Director of Melbourne Integrative Genomics

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About
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with a client organization in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius. It helps technical and non-technical teams develop and deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. The book has garnered 17 first place awards from national and international competitions. Credit is shared with Chris Hare and Colin Giffen, the technical editors on the publication. Scott and Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions have been featured in Yahoo Finance, the Boston Herald, NBC WRAL, the Dallas Business Journal, Computer Weekly, the PM World Journal, Learning Solutions, Innovation Management, and additional media publications. A trailer, high-resolution images, reviews, a detailed list of awards, and more are available in the digital media kit.

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is offered in ebook/Kindle and paperback formats.

Agile Scrum in ebook/Kindle format (ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY) is available in:

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Agile Scrum in paperback (ISBN-13: 9781533370242) is for sale in:

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And from other retailers, distributors, and partners around the world.

For press, please visit AgileScrumGuide.com.

About Author Scott M. Graffius

Scott M. Graffius is a project management expert, consultant, international speaker, and award-winning author. He is a Principal Consultant and the CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™, a professional services firm, where he helps clients strengthen their project management capabilities and realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives. Before that, he ran and supervised the delivery of projects and programs in public and private companies with businesses ranging from e-commerce to advanced technology, manufacturing, entertainment, and more. Scott's first book on agile project management, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions, garnered 17 first place awards. Scott and his book have been featured in Yahoo Finance, Computer Weekly, the Boston Herald, Learning Solutions, Informa, Innovation Management, and additional media publications. His second title, Agile Transformation: A Brief Story of How an Entertainment Company Developed New Capabilities and Unlocked Business Agility to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Change, was published in April 2019. BookAuthority named it one of the best new books on Scrum. Scott regularly speaks at conferences and other events around the world. For additional information on Scott, see his bio.

About the No Harm Done Podcast

The No Harm Done (NHD) Podcast is a podcast about improving, exploring, understanding, and getting on with healthcare safety and quality. For more information on the show — and to listen to or download content — visit the program's
website and iTunes.

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Content from Scott M. Graffius's "Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions" Included in Kromatic's "Innovation Ecosystem Metrics"

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Content from
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions was included in Kromatic’s “Innovation Ecosystem Metrics.” Thank you to Tristan Kromer.

“Innovation Ecosystem Metrics” is available at
http://bit.ly/asg-krmtc. The quote – located on slide 5 of the presentation, and shown in the accompanying image – is “If you don’t collect any metrics, you’re flying blind. If you collect and focus on too many, they may be obstructing your field of view.”

About Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with a client organization in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius. It helps technical and non-technical teams develop and deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. The book has garnered 17 first place awards from national and international competitions. Credit is shared with Chris Hare and Colin Giffen, the technical editors on the publication. Scott and Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions have been featured in Yahoo Finance, the Boston Herald, NBC WRAL, the Dallas Business Journal, Computer Weekly, the PM World Journal, Learning Solutions, Innovation Management, and additional media publications. A trailer, high-resolution images, reviews, a detailed list of awards, and more are available in the digital media kit.

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius is offered in ebook and paperback formats.

Agile Scrum in ebook format (ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY) is available in:

🇦🇺 Australia from Amazon
🇧🇷 Brazil from Amazon
🇨🇦 Canada from Amazon
🇫🇷 France from Amazon
🇩🇪 Germany from Amazon
🇮🇳 India from Amazon
🇮🇹 Italy from Amazon
🇯🇵 Japan from Amazon
🇲🇽 Mexico from Amazon
🇳🇱 Netherlands from Amazon
🇪🇸 Spain from Amazon
🇬🇧 United Kingdom from Amazon
🇺🇸 United States of America from Amazon

Agile Scrum in paperback (ISBN-13: 9781533370242) is for sale in:

🇦🇺 Australia from Amazon
🇨🇦 Canada from Amazon and KissLibrary
🇫🇷
France from Amazon
🇩🇪 Germany from Amazon
🇮🇳 India from Amazon
🇮🇹 Italy from Amazon
🇯🇵 Japan from Amazon
🇲🇽 Mexico from Amazon
🇳🇱 Netherlands from bol.com
🇿🇦 South Africa from Loot Online
🇪🇸 Spain from Amazon
🇸🇪 Sweden from Adlibris Sweden
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates from Amazon
🇬🇧 United Kingdom from Amazon and The Book Depository
🇺🇸 United States of America from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AbeBooks, Books-a-Million, and …


And from other retailers, distributors, and partners around the world.

For press, please visit AgileScrumGuide.com.

About Author Scott M. Graffius

Scott M. Graffius is a project management expert, consultant, international speaker, and award-winning author. He is a Principal Consultant and the CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™, a professional services firm, where he helps clients strengthen their project management capabilities and realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives. Before that, he ran and supervised the delivery of projects and programs in public and private companies with businesses ranging from e-commerce to advanced technology, manufacturing, entertainment, and more. Scott's first book on agile project management, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions, garnered 17 first place awards. Scott and his book have been featured in Yahoo Finance, Computer Weekly, the Boston Herald, Learning Solutions, Informa, Innovation Management, and additional media publications. His second title, Agile Transformation: A Brief Story of How an Entertainment Company Developed New Capabilities and Unlocked Business Agility to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Change, was published in April 2019. BookAuthority named it one of the best new books on Scrum. Scott regularly speaks at conferences and other events around the world. For additional information on Scott, see his bio.

About Kromatic

Kromatic is a professional training and coaching firm. It helps companies get to market fast and reduce the cost of innovation. For more information, visit the company's
website.

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"Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions" on Two Best Seller Lists at Bucher World

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Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions – originally published in 2016, and subsequently EXPANDED and UPDATED – has made several appearances on best seller lists. We're thrilled that the book currently appears on two best seller lists (Management and Project Management) at Bücher World (in English: Book World).

About Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with a client organization in the entertainment industry was the inspiration for Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius. It helps technical and non-technical teams develop and deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement—which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage. The book has garnered 17 first place awards from national and international competitions. Credit is shared with Chris Hare and Colin Giffen, the technical editors on the publication. Scott and Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions have been featured in Yahoo Finance, the Boston Herald, NBC WRAL, the Dallas Business Journal, Computer Weekly, the PM World Journal, Learning Solutions, Innovation Management, and additional media publications. A trailer, high-resolution images, reviews, a detailed list of awards, and more are available in the digital media kit.

Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions by Scott M. Graffius is offered in ebook and paperback formats.

Agile Scrum in ebook format (ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY) is available in:

🇦🇺 Australia from Amazon
🇧🇷 Brazil from Amazon
🇨🇦 Canada from Amazon
🇫🇷 France from Amazon
🇩🇪 Germany from Amazon
🇮🇳 India from Amazon
🇮🇹 Italy from Amazon
🇯🇵 Japan from Amazon
🇲🇽 Mexico from Amazon
🇳🇱 Netherlands from Amazon
🇪🇸 Spain from Amazon
🇬🇧 United Kingdom from Amazon
🇺🇸 United States of America from Amazon

Agile Scrum in paperback (ISBN-13: 9781533370242) is for sale in:

🇦🇺 Australia from Amazon
🇨🇦 Canada from Amazon and KissLibrary
🇫🇷
France from Amazon
🇩🇪 Germany from Amazon
🇮🇳 India from Amazon
🇮🇹 Italy from Amazon
🇯🇵 Japan from Amazon
🇲🇽 Mexico from Amazon
🇳🇱 Netherlands from bol.com
🇿🇦 South Africa from Loot Online
🇪🇸 Spain from Amazon
🇸🇪 Sweden from Adlibris Sweden
🇦🇪 United Arab Emirates from Amazon
🇬🇧 United Kingdom from Amazon and The Book Depository
🇺🇸 United States of America from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, AbeBooks, Books-a-Million, and …


And from other retailers, distributors, and partners around the world.

For press, please visit AgileScrumGuide.com.

About Author Scott M. Graffius

Scott M. Graffius is a project management expert, consultant, international speaker, and award-winning author. He is a Principal Consultant and the CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™, a professional services firm, where he helps clients strengthen their project management capabilities and realize their strategic objectives and business initiatives. Before that, he ran and supervised the delivery of projects and programs in public and private companies with businesses ranging from e-commerce to advanced technology, manufacturing, entertainment, and more. Scott's first book on agile project management, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions, garnered 17 first place awards. Scott and his book have been featured in Yahoo Finance, Computer Weekly, the Boston Herald, Learning Solutions, Informa, Innovation Management, and additional media publications. His second title, Agile Transformation: A Brief Story of How an Entertainment Company Developed New Capabilities and Unlocked Business Agility to Thrive in an Era of Rapid Change, was published in April 2019. BookAuthority named it one of the best new books on Scrum. Scott regularly speaks at conferences and other events around the world. For additional information on Scott, see his bio.

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