Scott M. Graffius
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Most Recent Book Title
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions
Book Description
Deliver Products in Short Cycles with Rapid Adaptation to Change, Fast Time-to-Market, and Continuous Improvement―Which Supports Innovation and Drives Competitive Advantage

Shifting customer needs are common in today's marketplace. Businesses must be adaptive and responsive to change while delivering an exceptional customer experience to be competitive.

There are a variety of frameworks supporting the development of products and services, and most methodologies fall into one of two broad categories: traditional or agile. Traditional practices such as waterfall engage sequential development, while agile involves iterative and incremental deliverables. Organizations are increasingly embracing agile to manage projects, and best meet their business needs of rapid response to change, fast delivery speed, and more.

With clear and easy to follow step-by-step instructions, Agile Scrum helps you:

- Implement and use the most popular agile framework―Scrum

- Deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement

- Support innovation and drive competitive advantage

Agile Scrum is for those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software development or technology management. It's for those who have not yet used Scrum. It's also for people already using Scrum, in roles such as Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Development Team members (business analysts, solution and system architects, designers, developers, testers, etc.), customers, end users, agile coaches, executives, managers, and other stakeholders. For those already using Scrum, this guide can serve as a reference on practices for consideration and potential adaptation.

Reactions to Agile Scrum have been incredibly positive.

"A superbly written and presented guide to team-based project management that is applicable across a broad range of businesses from consumer products to high-tech."
― IndieBRAG

"Recommended."

― The US Review of Books

"The book is excellent."
― Readers' Favorite

"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

"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."
― BookViral

Agile Scrum has received 16 FIRST PLACE WINS in national and international competitions:

- 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards ― Business-General category
- 5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards ―Technology category
- 2016 London Book Festival ― Business category
- Fall 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards ― Business category
- 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards ― Informational (Business) category
- 2016 New Apple Book Awards ― Technology category
- 2017 Independent Press Award ― Technology category
- 11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards ― Technology category
- 2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival ― Business category
- 2017 Bookvana Awards ― Green/Conscious Business category
- 2017 Book Excellence Awards ― Technology category
- 14th Annual Best Book Awards ― Business Reference category
- 2017 New York City Big Book Awards ― Technology category
- 2017 Royal Dragonfly Book Awards ― Science & Technology category
- 2017 Human Relations Indie Book Awards ― Workplace category
- 2018 Florida Book Festival ― Business category

Agile Scrum ― get your copy today!
Location (city/state/country)
Greater Los Angeles, CA, USA
Author bio
Scott M. Graffius, CSP-SM, CSP-PO, CSM, CSPO, PMP, ITIL, LSSGB is a project management practitioner and consultant with expertise in project, program, portfolio, and PMO leadership inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid approaches. Scott 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. He is the author of two award-winning books on agile project management, and he regularly speaks at conferences and other events around the world. Scott's content has been used by businesses, governments, and universities including Gartner, Cisco, RSA, Ford, LITE-ON Technology Corporation, Liberty Mutual Group, Atlassian, the United States Department of Energy, the United States Army, the State of Wisconsin, the New Zealand Ministry of Education, Tufts University, James Madison University, Santa Clara University, Brigham Young University, Texas A&M University, The Open University, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation, and others. He resides in Los Angeles, California.
Professional Speaker Topics
Scott M. Graffius delivers dynamic and engaging talks at in-person and online events in the United States and around the world. He delights audiences with presentations on technology leadership and project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, waterfall, and hybrid approaches. Scott uses everyday language and vibrant custom visuals to make complex topics clear and understandable, and he provides audiences with information they can use. His speaker reel is available at https://www.scottgraffius.com/publicspeaker.html.
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