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Agile: An Essential Guide to Agile Project Management, the Kanban Process and Lean Thinking + a Comprehensive Guide to Scrum

Narrated by: Sam Slydell
Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (13 ratings)
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Summary

If you want to produce faster while increasing the quality of your products, then pay attention....

Two comprehensive manuscripts in one audiobook:

  • Agile: A Guide to Agile Project Management with Scrum, Kanban, and Lean, Including Tips for Sprint Planning and How to Create a Hybrid Waterfall Agile Software Development Methodology
  • Scrum: How to Use the Agile Framework Called Scrum to Produce Faster While Increasing Quality

This audiobook will give you an overview of Agile methodologies and how you can use them to speed up development and drive customer satisfaction. 

In part one of this audiobook, you will:

  • Get an overview of the 12 principles of Agile so you don’t have to read the Agile Manifesto to understand the methodologies.
  • Learn about the Lean movement as it pertains to software and how to shave unnecessary costs from your software development projects.
  • Discover how to implement Agile when your company is stuck using old methods.
  • And much, much more!

Part two of this audiobook include:

  • A succinct review of Agile project management to set the foundation of your Scrum knowledge.
  • The history and values of Scrum methodology.
  • A description of each Scrum team member role and how to choose the best people for the job.
  • A comprehensive discussion on the daily Scrum, including tips on the best use of the time in the stand-up.
  • Two case studies presented along with the lessons learned from the practical application of Scrum in different industries.
  • Additional tips and tricks on how to become the best Scrum company around.
  • And much, much more!

Get this audiobook now to learn more about Agile and Scrum!

©2018 James Edge (P)2018 James Edge

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One can develop good strategies

A very informative book because it has given me a big jump start for effective management. With this book, I had the idea that I could learn more by implementing and interacting with my colleagues, in conjunction with the learning I had from this book. This book is really helpful for improving my performance in management.

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Trusting, high-impact workplaces.

Here you will learn how to build a trusting, purpose-driven network of small work teams throughout their organizations, so that they can spontaneously respond to new market needs and so that learning happens every day. All this adds up to the fact that this new way of managing is better for employees, better for customers and enables companies to stay successful and relevant in our fast-changing, complex and uncertain world. James Edge uses a wealth of great examples, and has an easy-to-read style that made me keep turning the pages, to see what was next.

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See ere what is next. Highly recommended.

James Edge's excellent book is about the revolution that is underway in how successful companies engage employees and delight customers. The organizations he writes about unleash the creativity, smarts, drive and joy of every employee. They shape their offerings with up-to-the-minute customer feedback, and improve continuously, in a bottom-up fashion.

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I highly recommend The Age of Agile

Practicing Agile including its various tools and methodologies, Being and truly embracing Agile is another thing. James Edge not only applies why Being Agile is the key to successfully transforming business in the digital age he also outlines how it can be achieved, citing numerous companies and organizations that have entered this path.

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Very informative

Informative on the background of agile and how it differs from current business comcoets. I recommend it highly for students, professors, and people simply trying to understand the modern Levant. Few the books are as lively and engaging to read - if one is genuinely interested in the topic

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Indeed an essential guide.

This book goes a long way to rebutting that challenge. It does do while avoiding inflated promises of silver-bullet solutions and speaks to the real work that individuals and teams can do to put Agile to work for their own particular needs.

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Makes Agile easy to understand and apply

As somebody who has spent a decade in and around the world of Agile inside large enterprises and government organizations, I've been waiting for this book. Finally, somebody cuts through the hype and the jargon and speaks to why and how Agile principles and practices can improve the way that teams work together. Many business leaders recoil from implementing an Agile approach thinking that it's limited to software engineering.

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This guide is for everybody.

An Essential Guide to Agile Project Management, the Kanban Process and Lean Thinking + a Comprehensive Guide to Scrum
By: James Edge has given us a guide to the absolutely useful application of Agile--not a dogmatic approach. I'm literally buying a stack to hand out to colleagues. I look forward to avoiding irrelevant debates and getting down to the business of serving customers.

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Agile that's useful, not dogmatic

A good deal of discussion about Agile practices (water)falls into arguments about what's truly Agile. It is not uncommon for organizations to debate whether they use capital-A "Agile" methodologies or a version that merits merely lowercase "agile." I have worked for such organizations. But there is no such thing as pure Agile. Every organization has their own spin; the ones that use the ideas most successfully are the ones that can adapt the principles for their own environment.

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  • TheProFam
  • 04-02-19

great way introduction to the topics

very easy to listen to, information is presented in a very simple format. highly recommend if you're trying to learn about these topics quickly.

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  • Gail Bishop
  • 13-12-18

Top book for the beginners.

A guide for beginners such as this; with some basic information and principles about the subject, is the kind of guide you want to start with when you are looking at a subject this broad.

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  • David B
  • 22-03-19

Good starter

Great way to gain a basic understanding of agile project management methodologies. This book was short enough for me to make it through it, but long enough to ensure I understand.

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  • Alberta Augustine
  • 13-12-18

Such a valuable descriptions.

It was a good listening of 5 hours and 56 minutes and I know for sure I need to dig deeper and get some more practical examples to be able to understand the subject very well. Try this man.

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  • David Sherrer
  • 13-12-18

Excellent book on how to coordinate and manage.

I read this book and it shed some light on the agile project management system. The book introduces what Agile PM is and many other things about project management. I took down some notes about it since I think it is sensible and practical. I was able to easily grasp the idea. I learned so much just from reading this.Excellent book on how to coordinate and manage projects. I can definitely see how applying this in a business setting would boost productivity.

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  • John L Morton
  • 12-12-18

The future is here.

The future belongs to those who will have the wisdom to partner with their technology colleagues, listening, learning and sharing with each other to shift from a world of predictability and control to one where innovation and responsiveness become the way we do work every day, in every way across the enterprise.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-12-18

It offers to traditional management.

An Essential Guide to Agile Project Management is an incredible field guide to help us navigate a customer-centric VUCA world of rapid and complex change. It provides history, business and economic context, practical applications, short and longer term case studies and most important of all, insights around mindset which are at the heart of Agile and the Agile Manifesto.

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  • Nahk Nafri
  • 11-12-18

Perfect Primer

I should preface this by saying, I am a complete neophyte to the Agile movement. Nonetheless, I found this book to not only be an excellent introduction but a thorough and thoughtful explanation of how best to implement these strategies. I'm still digesting how best to put a lot of these ideas into practice at our company but it's already positively affected how I've structured some of our regular departmental meetings.

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  • Willy Staples
  • 11-12-18

Engaging with key ideas.

I highly recommend this to anyone who wants to think deeply about what it means to be part of a flexible, adaptable, and intentional organizational culture that truly puts customers first.

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  • Michael Cooper
  • 11-12-18

Well-written and informative.

Agile as a movement, culture will undermine the best frameworks, and thinking critically about the role customers play in your business. It wasn't long after reading this book that I began noticing the ways in which Matt's clear and concise discussion of key points began filtering into my thinking. He not only makes common ideas clear, he challenges the reader to think deeper about these ideas so they can be more authentically and effectively applied to our work