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

  • By: James Edge
  • Narrated by: Sam Slydell
  • Length: 5 hrs and 46 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (80 ratings)

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

By: James Edge
Narrated by: Sam Slydell
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Publisher's 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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Great content, weird narration.

This is a fantastic guide to agile whether you're new to the tech industry, or an old pro looking to learn new project management styles. If scrum or kanban is being introduced in your office for the first time and you need to get quickly up to speed, pick this up.

That said, the narration is odd to the point that it takes you out of the book sometimes. Weird pauses and sentences that seem to terminate, only to continue a moment later because the narrator seemed to place the period in the wrong place. Bizarre choices of words to emphasize that few rational native English speakers would make. The worst part is about two thirds into the audiobook, when our narrator... sneezes? Coughs? It's a loud, strange, audible bodily function between two sentences that the editors left in for some reason! I had to rewind to make sure my car's audio wasn't playing tricks on me. It was definitely there. Without a doubt, the strangest thing I've ever experienced listening to an audiobook.

My advice: if you have the time to read this, pick up a paper copy and use that instead. Skip the lazy and careless narration, because the lessons here are important and useful.

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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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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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Great intro to Agile

We're adopting agile and lean at work and this was great to learn some of the basics and terminology through stories and examples.

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Good Summary.

This is a good quick summary/overview of agile and scrum. Three hours in the narrator takes a huge breath or sneezes into the mic.

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Detailed and Concise

The book covers the nuts and bolts and endeavors to give direction to the move of the new technique. It is anything but difficult to peruse, the composition energetic and intriguing precedents are littered all through the book.

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This book explained Agile very well. After all, I felt that the author was very interested and preferred extreme programming. Overall, a clear and concise resource for software developers and clients. Nice!!

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Good For Beginners

This book explains the benefits of modern Agile and Scrum strategies to improve production. A Gentle Introduction to Agile provides ground-level exposure to engineers and managers alike.

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Well Worth

I got a lot of information about all my questions. I'm glad to have these books in my library. I would recommend these books to anyone looking to gain some knowledge on this subject. It is worth listening to.

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Great Help

This is a great project book. It is one kind of beginners guide book. It is a management book. I think everyone should read it. Thanks to the Author for this guidebook. This book helped us much. So I want to suggest this guidebook.

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  • 10-21-19

Great

Agile is great. I was able to familiarize myself. these books focus on understanding Agile Project Management. There are lots of clear-cut explanations and nice examples of successful agile

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  • Renate Zielinskii
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Good Overview

You will find details of the core aspects of agile project management explained, with chapters that cover the 33-year history of this system and how it has helped businesses succeed.

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  • Neil Benson
  • 01-31-20

Misunderstanding of Scrum

I picked up this audio book to learn a little more about other Agile approaches. I'm already very familiar with Scrum but after listening to the author mangle the Scrum framework in chapter 4, I couldn't trust the rest of the author's experience.