Scrum in der Praxis

Erfahrungen, Problemfelder und Erfolgsfaktoren

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Author: Sven Röpstorff,Robert Wiechmann

Publisher: dpunkt.verlag

ISBN: 3864917700

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

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Viele Softwareunternehmen haben mittlerweile die Vorteile agiler Vorgehensweisen erkannt und wagen den Schritt weg vom traditionellen Projektmanagement hin zur Agilität. Die dabei mit großem Abstand am häufigsten verwendete agile Methode ist Scrum. Allerdings bietet Scrum zunächst lediglich ein Rahmenwerk, das durch eigene Ideen und Kreativität ausgefüllt und gestaltet werden muss. Um Scrum effizient anzuwenden, sind umfassende praktische Erfahrungen und ein grundlegendes Verständnis des agilen Wertesystems unabdingbar. Hier hilft dieses Buch: Anhand zahlreicher Praxisbeispiele erfährt der Leser, wie agile Softwareprojekte aufgesetzt und durchgeführt werden können, welche typischen Fehler dabei auftreten und wie diese zu vermeiden sind. Vorgestellt werden alternative Vorgehensweisen, mit denen ein Projekt schnell auf die Erfolgsspur gelangt. Auf Basis eines beispielhaften Projekts werden die Schlüsselstellen beleuchtet und konkrete Empfehlungen zur Ausgestaltung des Scrum-Rahmenwerks gegeben. Die Autoren gehen detailliert auf reale Projektsituationen und Problemfelder ein und lassen zahlreiche Praxistipps aus ihrem Erfahrungsschatz einfließen: Von der Suche nach dem richtigen Product Owner, dem Setup des Teams über einen erfolgreichen Start und die Durchführung eines Softwareprojekts bis hin zur Ausgestaltung und Variation von Scrum-Meetings bleiben dabei keine Fragen unbeantwortet. Am Ende eines jeden Kapitels findet der Leser Checklisten, die ihm bei seiner täglichen Projektarbeit eine wertvolle Unterstützung bieten. In der 2. Auflage wurden viele Abschnitte verfeinert und um weitere Praxistipps ergänzt sowie Änderungen aus dem aktuellsten Scrum Guide übernommen.

Studieren kann man lernen

Mit weniger Mühe zu mehr Erfolg

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Author: Kira Klenke

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3658064552

Category: Education

Page: 150

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Ihr Selbstverständnis als Studierender, aus der Schulzeit übernommene Lerngewohnheiten und ihre (unbewusste) Einstellung zum Lernen entscheiden weit mehr über den Erfolg oder Misserfolg im Studium als alle mühsame Paukerei. Die engagierte Hochschulprofessorin und zertifizierte NLP-Trainerin Kira Klenke entlarvt hinderliche Denkmuster und gängige Irrtümer - zum Beispiel, dass erfolgreiche Studierende noch intelligenter sind oder noch fleißiger lernen als ihre Kommilitonen. Die Hochschul-Insiderin gibt Denkanstöße und verrät funktionierende Motivationsmethoden, Lerntechniken und mentale Tricks, die derzeit (noch) nicht an der Hochschule gelehrt werden und die selbst viele Dozenten nicht kennen. Mit diesem speziell auf Studierende zugeschnittenen Selbst-Coaching kommen Sie sich selbst auf die Spur. Entdecken und nutzen Sie den kraftvollen, für Sie selber stimmigen Lernzustand, aus dem heraus Sie leichter, zufriedener, motivierter und vor allem viel erfolgreicher studieren und lernen. Die zweite Auflage wurde gründlich durchgesehen und kleinere Fehler korrigiert.

Brand Champions

How Superheroes bring Brands to Life

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Author: I. Buckingham

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230304656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 209

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A case-study based guide which showcases the individuals within organizations who nurture and sustain brands and bring them to life through their everyday performance. Critical enough to remain credible yet overwhelmingly positive, it is a charismatic illustration of how to achieve true brand engagement.

The Art of Possibility

Transforming Professional and Personal Life

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Author: Rosamund Stone Zander,Benjamin Zander

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101664045

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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A NATIONAL BESTSELLER The perfect gift for Graduation! Rosamund Stone Zander's new book, Pathways to Possibility, is now available from Viking. Presenting twelve breakthrough practices for bringing creativity into all human endeavors, The Art of Possibility is the dynamic product of an extraordinary partnership. The Art of Possibility combines Benjamin Zander's experience as conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and his talent as a teacher and communicator with psychotherapist Rosamund Stone Zander's genius for designing innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment. The authors' harmoniously interwoven perspectives provide a deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of life. Through uplifting stories, parables, and personal anecdotes, the Zanders invite us to become passionate communicators, leaders, and performers whose lives radiate possibility into the world.

Leadership Challenge

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Author: James M. Kouzes,Barry Z. Posner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9783527503742

Category: Executive ability

Page: 382

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Through research, interviews and the experience of hundreds of managers, Kouzes and Posner show how leadership can be learned and mastered by all. Readable, interesting, and up-to-date. Highly recommended.--Library Journal.

Leadership

Plain and Simple

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Author: Steve Radcliffe

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780273730897

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 171

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You already have what it takes to be an effective leader. But to be the best leader you can be, you need to recognise what really works and then build your skills in these areas. Leadership, Plain & Simple gives you a powerful, actionable framework to help you do just this, by focusing on the only three leadership practices you'll ever need. This framework is derived from expert coach Steve Radcliffe's work with real leaders in real leadership situations. It shows you how to: • •Be guided by the Future you want and stay focused on your vision. •Engage others in productive and stimulating working relationships that make things happen. •Deliver the results you need to really move your business forward. The best leaders aren't distinguished by their competencies, skills or personality. They stand out because they're in touch with what they care about and because they go for it, consciously focusing on the things that will make the biggest difference. Packed with revealing quotes and case studies from real leaders, Leadership, Plain & Simple shows you how you can achieve outstanding results by taking this approach. This results-focused book uses a highly effective and proven coaching style to help you identify what's most important to you as a leader. Through a combination of probing questions and step-by-step action plans, expert leadership coach Steve Radcliffe shows you how to identify the areas where you personally should focus your efforts and gives you the actions, practices and guidelines you need to accelerate your leadership skills, whatever you're aiming to achieve. Steve Radcliffe is one of Europe's most successful leadership coaches and the head of Steve Radcliffe Associates. Best known for his Future – Engage – Deliverleadership model, over the last 20 years he has worked with hundreds of chief executives, directors and their teams, in organisations as diverse as Unilever, First Direct, the National College of School Leadership and the UK's Civil Service, where he contributes to the prestigious High Potential Development Scheme.

Machiavelli and Us

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Author: Louis Althusser,François Matheron

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859847114

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

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'We do not publish our own drafts, that is, our own mistakes, but we do sometimes publish other people's,' Louis Althusser once observed of Marx's early writings. Among his own posthumously released drafts, one, at least, is incontestably neither mistake nor out-take: the text of his lecture course on Machiavelli, originally delivered at the ecole normale superieure in 1972, intermittently revised up to the mid-1980s, and carefully prepared for publication after his death in 1990. Though only appearing as an occasional reference in the Marxist philosopher's oeuvre, Machiavelli was an unseen constant presence. For together with Spinoza and Marx, Machiavelli was a veritable Althusserian passion. Machiavelli and Us reveals why, and will be welcomed for the light it sheds on the richly complex thought of its author.

Die perfekte Masche

Bekenntnisse eines Aufreissers

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Author: Neil Strauss

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783548369464

Category: Man-woman relationships

Page: 457

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Leadership for Social Justice

Making Revolutions in Education

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Author: Catherine Marshall,Maricela Oliva

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205412099

Category: Education

Page: 329

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This reader on key issues in Social Justice is written by well-known experts in the area and edited by the leading authorities in the field. The book is divided into 3 distinct parts: Re-defining Leadership for Social Justice; Preparing Social Justice Leaders; and Next Steps, to mobilize to action as well as to make information accessible and useful. This book challenges leaders, educators and researchers to be effective advocates for social justice. It demonstrates how the current realities in educational leadership training and in school practices re-create inequities. It provides an array of ways of understanding the effects of exclusionary practices as well as constructive exercises and materials for those who will lead students and staffs to create equitable practices.

Lebensweltorientierter Schulsport

Sozialisationstheoretische Grundlagen und didaktische Perspektiven

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Author: Benjamin Zander

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 3840375320

Category:

Page: 392

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Im Mittelpunkt der Dissertation stehen die beiden miteinander verbundenen Fragestellungen, wie sich das Verhältnis von Schule und außerschulischem Leben bestimmen und als Verhältnis von schulischem zum außerschulischen Sport im Sportunterricht gestalten lässt. Ausgehend von diesen Fragestellungen wird auf Theorien aus der Schulpädagogik, Sportpädagogik und den Sozialwissenschaften zurückgegriffen, um ein sozialisationstheoretisches Konstrukt und ein didaktisches Prinzip der Lebensweltorientierung zu entwickeln. Hiermit liefert die Dissertation eine Theorie zum lebensweltorientierten Schulsport, welche sowohl Wege für seine weitere Erforschung als auch für die konkrete Planung, Durchführung und Auswertung lebensweltorientierter Unterrichtsvorhaben aufzeigt.

Alexis de Tocqueville and the Art of Democratic Statesmanship

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Author: Brian Danoff,Louie Joseph Hebert

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739145304

Category: Philosophy

Page: 341

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"At a time when the forces of administrative despotism are on the march and Winfreyesque rhetoric passes for moral leadership and intellectual sophistication, Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert, Jr., have assembled a compelling collection of timely essays on the political thought of Alexis de Tocqueville, that liberal thinker of the first rank who endeavored to see `further than the parties' without any pretense to post-partisanship, who understood that more democracy is not always the answer to every problem of democracy, and who concerned himself with educating democratic peoples so that they may live together as free citizens rather than exist independently as dependent subjects. This fine collection situates Tocqueville within the history of ideas, ancient and modern, and examines the significance of his observations, predictions, and prescriptions as they pertain to a wide variety of topics with contemporary relevance. The chapters in this volume articulate the proper relationship between political theory, political science, and political practice, emphasizing the necessity for genuine republican statesmanship while honestly wondering about its chances given the trajectory of late modern America."---Travis D. Smith. Concordia University, Montreal In 1835, Alexis de Tocqueville famously called for "a new political science" that could address the problems and possibilities of a "world itself quite new." For Tocqueville, the democratic world needed not just a new political science but also new arts of statesmanship and leadership. In this volume, Brian Danoff and L. Joseph Hebert, Jr., have brought together a diverse set of essays revealing that Tocqueville's understanding of democratic statesmanship remains highly relevant today. The first chapter of the book is a new translation of Tocqueville's 1852 address to the Academy of Moral and Political Sciences, in which he offers a profound exploration of the relationship between theory and practice, and between statesmanship and political philosophy. Subsequent chapters explore the relationship between Tocqueville's ideas on statesmanship on the one hand, and the ideas of Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Montesquieu, the Puritans, the framers of the U.S. Constitution, Oakeshott, Willa Cather, and the Second Vatican Council on the other. Timely and provocative, these essays show the relevance of Tocqueville's theory of statesmanship for thinking about such contemporary issues as the effects of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) on civic life, the powers of the American presidency, the place of the jury in a democratic polity, the role of religion in public life, the future of democracy in Europe, and the proper balance between liberalism and realism in foreign policy.

Made in Canada Leadership

Wisdom from the Nation's Best and Brightest on the Art and Practice of Leadership

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Author: Amal Henein,Francoise Morissette

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Leadership is currently one of the most daunting issues facing all sectors of the economy in Canada and abroad. Much has been made in the media about a leadership 'deficit' and organizations are concerned about the quality and quantity of leadership available to meet their current and future needs. Many think we are faced with a leadership shortage and need to take drastic measures to remedy this problem. As a result, organizations wonder about the most effective approach to leadership development and seek to implement the best strategies and programs to enable their workforce to acquire and hone leadership skills. Made In Canada Leadership seeks to answer three fundamental questions: What are the best ways to develop competent leaders? How to ensure a reliable supply of capable leaders for the country? How to strengthen Canadian leadership? To do so, the authors draw upon the collective wisdom and experience of 295 exceptional Canadian leaders in the private, public, community, art, sport and co-operative sectors from coast to coast as well as 66 professional leadership development experts representing programs in universities, institutes, corporations, public sector entities, co-operatives as well as sports, community and youth programs

Amendments to the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act of 1965

Hearings Before the Select Subcommittee on Education of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-first Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 15196 ...

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and Labor. Select Subcommittee on Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Die Kunst des Game Designs

Bessere Games konzipieren und entwickeln

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Author: Jesse Schell

Publisher: MITP-Verlags GmbH & Co. KG

ISBN: 3958452841

Category: Computers

Page: 680

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Grundlagen der Entwicklung und Konzeption klassischer Spiele von einem der weltweit führenden Game Designer Mehr als 100 Regeln und zentrale Fragen zur Inspiration für den kreativen Prozess Zahlreiche wertvolle Denkanstöße für die Konzeption eines erfolgreichen Spiels Jeder kann die Grundlagen des Game Designs meistern – dazu bedarf es keines technischen Fachwissens. Dabei zeigt sich, dass die gleichen psychologischen Grundprinzipien, die für Brett-, Karten- und Sportspiele funktionieren, ebenso der Schlüssel für die Entwicklung qualitativ hochwertiger Videospiele sind. Mit diesem Buch lernen Sie, wie Sie im Prozess der Spielekonzeption und -entwicklung vorgehen, um bessere Games zu kreieren. Jesse Schell zeigt, wie Sie Ihr Game durch eine strukturierte methodische Vorgehensweise Schritt für Schritt deutlich verbessern. Mehr als 100 gezielte Fragestellungen eröffnen Ihnen dabei neue Perspektiven auf Ihr Game, so dass Sie die Features finden, die es erfolgreich machen. Hierzu gehören z.B. Fragen wie: Welche Herausforderungen stellt mein Spiel an die Spieler? Fördert es den Wettbewerb unter den Spielern? Werden sie dazu motiviert, gewinnen zu wollen? So werden über hundert entscheidende Charakteristika für ein gut konzipiertes Spiel untersucht. Mit diesem Buch wissen Sie, worauf es bei einem guten Game ankommt und was Sie alles bedenken sollten, damit Ihr Game die Erwartungen Ihrer Spieler erfüllt und gerne gespielt wird. Zugleich liefert es Ihnen jede Menge Inspiration – halten Sie beim Lesen Zettel und Stift bereit, um Ihre neuen Ideen sofort festhalten zu können

Liberating Passion

How the World's Best Global Leaders Produce Winning Results

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Author: Omar Khan,Paul B. Brown

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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I've long believed that market need and competency must have the catalyst of passion if a company is to have a competitive advantage. Omar Khan and Paul B. Brown practice what they preach and tear into the liberation of passion with raw gusto and exhilarating energy. Reading this book gives leaders the opportunity to improve the power of their assets several-fold without a penny of capital investment. If that doesn't impassion you, nothing will. Alan Weiss, Ph.D. Author, Million Dollar Consulting Finally, a solid business book with practical advice to produce life-changing and profit-making results. Liberating passion by strengthening relationships throughout an organization has been one of the most neglected areas in business literature. But no more! As the authors state, passion IS natural and when it is liberated, outstanding results soon follow. The business world today is so thoroughly global, you need ideas and inspiration from vast global experience. Omar Khan and Sensei International are world-class in helping leaders and teams emotionally engage each other, releasing productive passion and focusing it for powerful results. If you want to upgrade your leadership and uplift your team, this is the book to show you how. Ron Kaufman Author, UP Your Service! Chairman, UP Your Service! College Omar Khan and Paul B. Brown bring clarity and focus to the issue that many businesses overlook--people. Any business without its people would cease to exist. Time and again, I have seen otherwise great leaders brought down by poor leadership development skills. Here Omar draws on his experience in engaging leaders and teams across the world and in collaboration with the ever insightful Paul Brown distills the essence of the real value behind great teams, great talent and great leadership. In an otherwise abstract genre, they bring transformative and skillfully applicable ideas straight into the executive and management suite. Sam Moon CEO, DNMstrategies Limited Managing Director, Asia Pacific, BusinessWeek Events The tools described in this timely book create powerful impact for global teams. You'll read here about fostering appropriate intimacy and emotional maturity through removing unhelpful defensiveness, about the creative capacity of dialogues conducted in a World Cafe format, of brave conversations, of creating "bold courageous steps" to bring strategy vividly to life, and to giving future-based requests to each other that simultaneously affirm and challenge our potential as leaders. I heartily recommend that you not only read about these methodologies, but then passionately apply them. You'll be very glad you did! Shonaid Jemmett-Page Global Senior Vice-President, Home and Personal Care, Finance and Information Unilever People and organizations can be dramatically transformed by authentic conversations, a true sense of common purpose and community and removing the "masks" that hide real feelings and beliefs. If the leader can show the courage to liberate the suppressed passion of his team and unleash the often hidden energy, it can deliver incredibly powerful results. It is only through genuine engagement with all stakeholders that this process can start. Removing the "passion killers" is a great beginning. I hope that reading Liberating Passion will be a catalyst for many of you to move your teams from first into fifth gear. Fred Combe Managing Director, NATUS

The Art of Leading Collectively

Co-Creating a Sustainable, Socially Just Future

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Author: Petra Kuenkel

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 160358627X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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A guide to collaborative impact for leaders in industry, government, and social change networks Our world is facing unsustainable global trends—from climate change and water scarcity to energy insecurity, unfair labor practices, and growing inequality. Tackling these crises effectively requires a new form of leadership—a collective one. But, in a world of many silos, how do we get people to work together toward a common goal? That is one of the most important questions facing sustainability and social-change professionals around the world, and it is a question that Petra Kuenkel answers in The Art of Leading Collectively. Readers learn how to tackle system change for sustainable development, reimagine leadership as a collaborative endeavor, retrain leaders to work collectively, and manage diverse groups through a change process that has sustainability as a guiding focus. Drawing upon two decades of pioneering, internationally recognized work orchestrating multi-stakeholder initiatives, Kuenkel presents her chief tool, the Collective Leadership Compass, and shows others how to use it with large groups of diverse stakeholders to solve complex, urgent problems—particularly those that enmesh business activities, governance, human needs, and environmental impacts. The book offers many examples of collective leadership efforts involving corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors around the world. Readers learn about the processes that led to a sustainable textile alliance and set standards for sustainable cocoa and coffee production and trade, as well as those that helped nations rebound from war, develop sustainable infrastructure, and tackle resource conflicts with global businesses, to name a few. Kuenkel provides a clear roadmap for leaders from multinational companies involved in partnerships, international organizations engaged in cooperative development, public agencies, and interest groups—as well as for citizens seeking solutions to social and sustainability challenge

New York

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New York (N.Y.)

Page: N.A

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