About this Publication

Programs with Multi and Virtual-Team Environments

The Agile Almanac - Book 2 has been reviewed by Jeff Sutherland, Scott Ambler, Bas Vodde, and Dean Leffingwell's co-founder Drew Jemilo and Inbar Oren. They were generous beyond all expectations, helping us get the chapter on their approaches accurate and concise so you can quickly discern which one is the best fit for your needs. (We couldn't be more thankful and indebted.)

This book is a Rosetta stone for serious Agile practitioners covering ALL of the Scaled Agile "Big 8" approaches in one place with unique, side-by-side, coverage of Scrum of Scrums (SoS), Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®), Disciplined Agile (DA), Large Scale Scrum (LeSS), Kanban, DevOps, the Agile content in the Project Management Institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, (PMBOK® Guide) - Sixth Edition, Project Management Institute, Inc. 2017, and the Agile Integration Framework (AIF).

Book 2 shows YOU how to speak convincingly to key stakeholders and unlock important customer loyalty with carefully explained content refined by months of collaboration between the 12 authors - Diane Brady, Diane McCann, Doug Martin, Guilherme Motta, James Sperry, Joe Montalbano, John Stenbeck, Mark Phillipy, Michael Williams, Nichole Tubiolo, Rick Morris and Steve McGee.

Book 2 serves the global community delivering Programs and uber-large projects in an immense number of industries and institutions.

Our experience has convinced us that Agile can, and must, be scaled as an extension of Lean Principles using integrative thinking.

This book dramatically increases YOUR scaled Agile expertise and moves you from playing checkers to playing chess!

The Agile Almanac book series allows Practitioners and Organizations to select precisely the content they need and zero in on the best way to apply it in the context of their environments.

It is committed to your success!

About the Authors

Guilherme Motta acts as an Agile Coach and helps management teams that develop and deliver software. As a generalist, performed various roles as a consultant in projects of various companies like Klarna, ThoughtWorks, Nokia, HP, Terra, Bovespa and others. Had his first contact with agile methods in 2008, in a distributed team which used Scrum (ScrumButt) practices. Currently is Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) by Scrum Alliance. Graduated from PUC-RS in Information Systems and an MBA in Strategic Management of Information Technology by Fundacao Getulio Vargas. Vice-President and board member of Agile Alliance Brazil.

Diane is an Agile Project Management Professional working in the Pacific Northwest with 19 years of project management and consulting experience working in the Information Technology industry. She is passionate about using agile techniques to create and improve systems, building dynamic teams, and serving teams to achieve amazing results! She is an experienced trainer, coach and methodologist specializing in Agile Scrum, Kanban and Lean techniques. She has conducted training sessions on agile concepts such as story writing and behavior driven development techniques, team environment and performance success factors, Value Stream Mapping techniques, and the Lean Improvement Kata process. Diane has facilitated a wide range of improvement workshops and retrospectives which includes interactive games and engagement techniques to solicit business requirements, improve current processes, pay down technical debt, improve engineering and quality practices and improving team dynamics. Her experience includes planning, analysis, systems integration, change management and deployment readiness. She has provided leadership in the development of software implementation and development life cycle, business process workflow, ERP system replacement and mergers, and been instrumental in defining best practices for the companies she has served. Avalara, Glasstech, Hydo Resources, and Microsoft are a few of the companies Diane has consulting for. She has served on the board of the PMI Portland Chapter in the capacity of President as well as active in professional development portfolio for the Chapter and is currently an Agile Instructor. Prior to becoming a business consultant in 1995, Diane held positions such as Chief Financial Officer, Business Manager and related management positions.

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