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New Book Features Practical Guide to Workflow Improvement

  (April 15, 2014)
New Book Features Practical Guide to Workflow Improvement

Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) April 15, 2014

The Braintrust Consulting Group announces the paperback and E-book publication of SCRUM For The Rest of Us! A Braintrust Field Guide, authored by Brian Rabon, President and Founder of Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations offering certified Scrum training and Agile coaching and consulting services.

In SCRUM For The Rest of Us! Rabon presents the worlds first book for anyone looking to do Scrum outside of software development.

What is Scrum? Scrum is a simple yet incredibly powerful set of principles and practices that help teams deliver products in short cycles, enabling fast feedback, continual improvement, and rapid adaptation to change. As the leading Agile development framework, Scrum has predominantly been used for and associated with software development, but has also proved to be effective in efforts far beyond.

After training and coaching thousands of people at hundreds of organizations, Rabon has first-hand knowledge about what works across many different fields and presents those findings in this guide to Agile/Scrum. This book contains the keys to successfully unlocking the potential of Scrum while avoiding the common roadblocks that Rabon has witnessed, regardless of industry.

Other books point out challenges with implementing Scrum, but they stop there. This book goes one step further and gives practical solutions to your most challenging issues, said Rabon.

Braintrust offers SCRUM For the Rest of Us! as a guide to the reader, especially those new to the concept, through the fundamentals of Scrum and how they can be applied to improve workflow. Through this practical field guide, readers will learn about the everyday application of Scrum whether its for software development, managing a non-profit, teaching school, or tackling home improvement efforts; the knowledge in this book applies to any situation.

Rabon states, Since founding Braintrust years ago, I have had the privilege of seeing Scrum done really well, but have also had the misfortune of seeing it done poorly too many times. Often, people come to me with an incorrect or biased view of Scrum. These individuals are always shocked to learn what Scrum is and I love seeing the light bulb come on for them. During every class or coaching engagement I come across deep questions and people who have complex issues needing resolution. I have captured some of these questions and provided solid guidance from actual client solutions in the form of a Questions and Answers format.

In this book, Rabon gives the reader the knowledge to succeed with Scrum, all without any specific references to software development.

  •     When and why to use Scrum
  •     Features and benefits of Scrum
  •     In-depth coverage of the roles, meetings, and artifacts in Scrum
  •     Frequent questions and answers
  •     Common pitfalls and how to avoid them
This book is available for purchase through the web-store in both paperback and E-book versions: The E-book version is available for download for the iPad, Kindle or Nook.


Author: Brian M. Rabon
Format: Trade Paperback; 92 pages; Retail Price: $29.95
Format: E-Book compatible with iPad, Kindle or Nook; Retail Price $9.95
Publication Date: March 2014

About the Author

Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP is the President of The Braintrust Consulting Group, a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Throughout his 17 years of IT industry experience, Brian has applied Agile methods in order to successfully deliver working product to his customers. He is passionate about helping both companies and individuals grow, today he does this through teaching Agile methods. As a professional member of the National Speakers Association and a regular presenter at every major Agile conference, Brian has helped thousands understand the fundamentals of Agile. Brian holds a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science from Auburn University and a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Brian and his wife live in Salt Lake City, Utah.

About The Braintrust Consulting Group

The Braintrust Consulting Group is a worldwide leader in Agile transformations. Through practical, hands-on training and enterprise and team coaching, we help our clients learn, plan, and implement Agile processes, such as Scrum and Kanban. Our goal is to teach our clients how to increase predictability of delivery, decrease time-to-market, and improve overall client satisfaction.

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