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Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, Kaizen
Narrated by: Eric LaCord
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
Categories: Non-fiction, Technology
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Summary

This comprehensive collection contains four books: Agile Project Management, Kanban, Scrum, and Kaizen.

Agile Project Management:

  • Agile values and principles
  • Who can use agile?
  • Agile software development techniques
  • DSDM ATERN
  • Roles in DSDM project management
  • Managing scope and procurement with Agile 
  • And much more

Kanban:

  • Introduction to Kanban
  • Core practices
  • How does Kanban work
  • Types of Kanban systems
  • Benefits of Kanban
  • Project management and Kanban
  • Use of Kanban systems
  • How to use Kanban to improve the full value chain
  • How can Kanban be used in back offices
  • How can Kanban help in forecasting
  • And much more

Scrum:

  • Introducing Scrum
  • Benefits of using Scrum
  • Scrum glossary
  • Scrum roles
  • Scrum artifacts, tools, concepts, and practices
  • The sprint cycle
  • User stories
  • Scrum-planning principles (the product roadmap)
  • Release planning
  • The characteristics that define an outstanding development team
  • And much more

Kaizen:

  • Introduction to Kaizen
  • Why continuous improvement?
  • The Kaizen way
  • Incremental change and innovation
  • S.M.A.R.T. goal setting
  • Single vs multi-tasking
  • Organizational Kaizen
  • Maximizing your Kaizen results

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Must have book.

If you are an old school project manager, this is the book for you to understand this new style of PM. I was skeptical for a long time, because I did not know about it. Now after listening to this book on my morning runs helped me expand my frame of reference about agile. Now I am looking in ways to use agile methodology in construction. Must have book.

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This is a wonderful addition

This is a wonderful addition to anyone starting out in Project Management, especially in the Agile Environment!

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Nice information - easy to listen to

This was a good audio book with some good information. The narrator was easy to listen to and the information flowed smoothly. I will keep this one as a good reference item. Enjoyed how you could jump from chapter to chapter, or go back to the start of a particular chapter to re-listen to it.

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Really good book

This guide gave good analogies, and used a few case studies to drive the concepts home. I appreciate the contrast provide in the guide to other project management strategies as well, for example the Waterfall approach; this helped distinguish and set apart the approach in my mind. I did catch a few missing words (or in one case sentences - hopefully this was my kindle players fault), but overall a GREAT introduction to the topic.

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Interesting and informative guide

Before picking up this book I had briefly heard terms like "Agile" and "Scrum" but had no idea what they were in reference to. Being a web developer, I thought they were some sort of coding language or software at first. This guide provided an interesting and detailed overview of using Agile for project management and I found reading about it both interesting and extremely helpful for organizing my own projects.

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Great Introduction to this practice!

Agile is to be great when your organization wants to obtain benefits sooner or business needs change frequently. You can work on what you know about the business' needs now. I found this Quick Start Guide to be very informative as well as easy to listen.

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Easy to learn and correct own mistakes

Agile project methodology always helps your project(s) to stay on track and achieve planned targets in terms of financials, timelines, and deliveries; without compromising quality. Schwaber applies Scrum in various ways and situations keeping things lively and modern. I like that he did not introduce each case study one at a time, but instead stayed centered around key areas.

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This book helped me a lot

This book helped me a lot and was an easy read- I do wish the book was a few pages longer as I enjoyed the writing and learning style. I wanted to check out an introduction to the system, I was able to relate to many of the techniques discussed in the book.

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It was exactly what I needed

The company for which I work is adopting the Agile Project Management system. Although I am not personally involved in project management, I thought this would give me an idea of Agile.

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Great Porject Management Tool

This book provides a great foundation for leadership, judgment and project management.
I like the case studies and examples that were given to help relate a project to real life.

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  • Charity
  • 20-05-19

A Must Listen Audio Book

If you have an expertise in Agile Project Management, then probably you need to put your hands on some advanced book as this is meant for the rookies, starters and beginners in Agile Project Management. As the name Agile Project Management QuickStart Guide: A Simplified Beginners Guide to Agile Project Management suggests, it is meant to guide beginners in a very simplified manner telling you all about how to manage your projects in Agile way.

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  • janice
  • 19-05-19

Perfect starting point

Perfect starting point for someone new to the science of project management in Agile environment.And since I received this product for free or on a promotional discount for my honest review, I might as well give it a try. No regrets. Great book to read and reference.

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  • annie
  • 19-05-19

I read the whole thing in a couple days and it was

This book gives a clear understanding of all key responsibilities, activities, and expectations from Project Management. Also it provides a good shape (without any overloading by vast details) of the major skills and expertise in which a Project Manager should have. It delivers as promised: concise, precise, and easy to read. Perfect starting point for someone new to the science of project management.

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  • Michael
  • 21-05-19

This book has showed in details all the necessary

This book has showed in details all the necessary knowledge to be known about developing and implementing business development software and management. This is a great guide to become more agile in managing projects being assigned to me. A very informative book because it has given me a big jumpstart for effective management.

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  • vera
  • 21-05-19

We'll written!

Very thorough and includes many statistical tools. The tools are of moderate depth. This book was useful as a companion to start my first sigma project. It gave me the lingo and the context for my project. I also know I need to focus on using control charts with the help of minitab to proceed further. A good introduction

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  • Marc
  • 20-05-19

As an Information Systems

As an Information Systems & Technology student, I have learned the ins and outs of the waterfall approach v the agile approach. It is important to have knowledge of both because the waterfall approach might be more "safe" but more and more companies are looking for project managers who can utilize the agile approach. I am currently taking Project Management in IT, and a large portion of our time has been spent learning agile methods.

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  • Gerald
  • 20-05-19

The book helps you understanding

The book helps you understanding all this in a simplified manner with the help of some good case studies. As the book states, it is important for a project manager to be well organized, having a practical approach and, stay specific & crisp for managing a project in an agile way. The step by step building up approach taken in the book in a precise manner is good in understanding the subject while elevating the level of learning.

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  • Melinda
  • 20-05-19

Agile project management methodology.

Just keep one thing in mind while listening to this audio book. Go back and listen again if you skipped few lines or paragraphs or a chapter rather than continuing listening. It is always good to keep previous lesions intact in mind while moving further. Agile Project Management QuickStart Guide is written well with a focused approach to making one understand the different between traditional project methodologies like waterfall approach and the modern agile project management methodology.

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  • Donna
  • 20-05-19

I would recommend this book

I would recommend this book to get the basics of Agile Project Management. I am not in this field but I am in the IT field so it relates a little and I am always trying to learn more.

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  • Ethel
  • 19-05-19

This is an introductory book giving a general over

This is an introductory book giving a general overview of Agile management so if you have already studied agile them this will be too basic. For the beginner, it is concise and practical, and the information presented was easy to follow. I would recommend this to starters and beginners in agile management.