Microsoft Press is thrilled to be working with Ken Schwaber again! Ken will be writing a third book, titled Agile Product Management, in our Best Practices series. This book will describe how to rapidly take advantage of software development opportunities while controlling risk.
In 2004, Ken published Agile Project Management with Scrum (ISBN: 978-0-7356-1993-7):
The rules and practices for Scrum—a simple process for managing complex projects—are few, straightforward, and easy to learn. But Scrum’s simplicity itself—its lack of prescription—can be disarming, and new practitioners often find themselves reverting to old project management habits and tools and yielding lesser results. In this illuminating series of case studies, Scrum co-creator and evangelist Ken Schwaber identifies the real-world lessons—the successes and failures—culled from his years of experience coaching companies in agile project management. Through them, you’ll understand how to use Scrum to solve complex problems and drive better results—delivering more valuable software faster.
And in 2007 Ken wrote The Enterprise and Scrum (ISBN: 978-0-7356-2337-8):
It’s time to extend the benefits of Scrum—greater agility, higher-quality products, and lower costs—from individual teams to your entire enterprise. However, with Scrum’s lack of prescribed rules, the friction of change can be challenging as people struggle to break from old project management habits. In this book, agile-process revolution leader Ken Schwaber takes you through change management—for your organizational and interpersonal processes—explaining how to successfully adopt Scrum across your entire organization.
A cofounder of Scrum, Ken draws from decades of experience, answering your questions through case studies of proven practices and processes. With them, you’ll learn how to adopt—and adapt—Scrum in the enterprise. And gain profound levels of transparency into your development processes.
You can find out much more about Ken’s efforts at http://www.scrum.org/. Ken is a co-creator of the Scrum process, and you can find the latest Scrum Guide, created by Ken and Jeff Sutherland, here. And here’s information about the latest updates to the Scrum Guide.
Welcome back, Ken!
When this book will be published?
Before the end of the year?
Spring 2012, Luigi. Thanks for the question.
By any chance do you have an update of when this book will be published?
Everybody, Ken wasn't happy with his original outline and scrapped it, so this is looking like a very late 2012 or very early 2013 title. Our Best Practices books are intended to be helpful over the long term, so we want to make sure we get this just right.