Scott M. Graffius

Scott M. Graffius
Scott M. Graffius
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions
Organizations are increasingly embracing agile to best meet their business needs and successfully manage projects. Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions provides those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software development or technology management with an authoritative roadmap to easily and quickly implement Scrum, the most popular agile project development and delivery framework. It helps teams deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement―which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage.

Reactions to the book have been incredibly positive. Honors include 14 first place wins in national and international competitions:

First place winner in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards ― Business-General category

First place winner in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards ― Technology category

First place winner in the 2016 London Book Festival ― Business category

First place winner in the Fall 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards ― Business category

First place winner in the 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards ― Informational (Business) category

First place winner in the 2016 New Apple Book Awards ― Technology category

First place winner in the 2017 Independent Press Award ― Technology category

First place winner in the 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards ― Technology category

First place winner in the 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival ― Business category

First place winner in the 2017 Bookvana Awards ― Green/Conscious Business category

First place winner in the 2017 Book Excellence Awards ― Technology category

First place winner in the 14th Annual Best Book Awards ― Business Reference category

First place winner in the 2017 New York City Big Book Awards ― Technology category

First place winner in the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards ― Science & Technology category

“Recommended.”
― The US Review of Books

“The book is excellent.”
― Readers’ Favorite

“Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is an all-inclusive instruction guide that is impressively ‘user-friendly’ in tone, content, clarity, organization, and presentation.”
― Midwest Book Review

“A-type personalities (those inclined to avoid instruction manuals) and non-readers will rejoice upon discovering this guide which makes getting started with Agile Scrum a breeze.”
― Literary Classics Book Reviews

“Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is a must-have for a project manager wanting to introduce Scrum to the organization.”
― PM World Journal

“A clear and authoritative roadmap for successful implementation, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions, is strongly recommended.”
― BookViral
Greater Los Angeles, CA, USA
Scott M. Graffius is a technology leader, project management expert, speaker, consultant, and an award-winning author.

He founded and is CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions, a consultancy specialized in project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid frameworks. He leverages his expertise, professional standards, and industry best practices to help companies achieve significant business results, such as strategically aligned initiatives, faster time-to-market, upgraded on-time delivery, improved on-budget delivery, higher satisfaction, and greater competitive advantage.

Graffius is a former vice president of a provider of diverse consumer products and services over the Internet including social networking and internet access. Before that, he worked in organizations with businesses ranging from advanced technology products and services to business services, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and entertainment. He has experience with consumer, business, reseller, government, and international customer markets, as well as international experience spanning 20 countries.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a focus in Human Factors. His credentials include Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO), Project Management Professional (PMP), Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (LSSGB), and IT Service Management Foundation (ITIL) certifications. He is a member of the Scrum Alliance, the Project Management Institute (PMI), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the IEEE Computer Society, the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society, the IEEE Consultants Network, and the IEEE Internet of Things Community.

Graffius has been active in the development of professional global standards through engagements with the Project Management Institute. He was a member of PMI standards team which produced the Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures—Second Edition. Select recent examples include contributor and reviewer of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Sixth Edition, contributor and reviewer of The Standard for Program Management—Fourth Edition, subject matter expert reviewer of content for the PMI Global Congress 2016, and judge for the PMI 2015 Professional Education Provider of the Year Award.

He wrote Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions to provide those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software development or technology management with an authoritative roadmap to easily and quickly implement Scrum, the most popular agile project management and delivery framework. Reactions to the book have been incredibly positive. The Midwest Book Review wrote, “Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is an all-inclusive instruction guide that is impressively ‘user-friendly’ in tone, content, clarity, organization, and presentation.” Honors include 14 first place wins in national and international competitions: the 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards (for Business-General, and for Technology), 2016 London Book Festival (for Business), Fall 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards (for Business), 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards (for Informational), 2016 New Apple Book Awards (for Technology), 2017 Independent Press Award (for Technology), 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards (for Technology), 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival (for Business), 2017 Bookvana Awards (for Green/Conscious Business), 2017 Book Excellence Awards (for Technology), 14th Annual Best Book Awards (for Business Reference), 2017 New York City Big Book Awards (for Technology), and the 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards (for Science & Technology).

Graffius resides in Los Angeles, California.
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