Scott M. Graffius's Award-Winning Book on Agile Scrum Helps Organizations Drive Competitive Advantage

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-iReach/ --

"A superbly written and presented guide to team-based project management that is applicable across a broad range of businesses from consumer products to high-tech."


"An all-inclusive instruction guide that is impressively 'user-friendly' in tone, content, clarity, organization, and presentation."

--Midwest Book Review

"A must-have for a project manager wanting to introduce Scrum to the organization."

--PM World Journal

"The manner in which Scott presents this material is exemplary." Hall of Fame and Top 100 Reviewer

"A-type personalities (those inclined to avoid instruction manuals) and non-readers will rejoice upon discovering this guide which makes getting started with Agile Scrum a breeze."

--Literary Classics Book Reviews

Project management expert, consultant, speaker, and author Scott M. Graffius has won another honor for his book, AGILE SCRUM: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions. The latest accolade comes from the 14th Annual Best Book Awards, which named AGILE SCRUM the first place winner in the business reference category. Contestants in the annual program ranged from first-time, self-published authors to bestselling works from publishing giants including Wiley, McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, St. Martin's Press, MIT Press, Penguin Random House, and Hachette Book Group.

There are a variety of frameworks supporting the development of products, and most methodologies fall into one of two broad categories: traditional or agile. Traditional practices engage sequential development, while agile models involve iterative and incremental deliverables. Organizations are increasingly embracing agile to best meet their business needs--and successfully manage projects, innovate, and prosper at astounding speed. Graffius released AGILE SCRUM to provide those interested or involved in innovation, product development, project management, software development or technology management with a roadmap to implement Scrum, the most popular agile framework. It helps technical and non-technical teams deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement--which supports innovation and drives competitive advantage.

AGILE SCRUM is for those who are new to Scrum as well as those already involved with it. Individuals already using Scrum may be Product Owners, Scrum Masters, Development Team Members (business analysts, solution and system architects, designers, developers, testers, etc.), customers, end users, agile coaches, executives, managers, or other stakeholders. For those already involved with Scrum, the book can serve as a guide on practices for consideration and potential adaptation.

Earlier honors for AGILE SCRUM include 11 first place wins in national and international competitions:

    --  5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards - Business-General
    --  5th Annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards - Technology category
    --  2016 London Book Festival - Business category
    --  Fall 2016 Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards - Business category
    --  2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards - Informational category
    --  2016 New Apple Book Awards - Technology category
    --  2017 Independent Press Award - Technology category
    --  11th Annual National Indie Excellence Awards - Technology category
    --  2017 Pacific Rim Book Festival - Business category
    --  2017 Bookvana Awards - Green/Conscious Business category
    --  2017 Book Excellence Awards - Technology category

About the author

Scott M. Graffius, PMP, CSM, CSPO, ITIL, LSSGB is a project management expert, consultant, speaker, and author. He is an authority on transforming organizations' ideas and strategic objectives into reality through world-class project, program, portfolio, and PMO management inclusive of agile, traditional, and hybrid models. Graffius is Founder and CEO of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions, a management consulting firm which helps organizations better solve their problems and capitalize on opportunities by building and fortifying project management related services. Results include more consistent realization of business outcomes, faster delivery speed, improved on-budget delivery, higher satisfaction, and more. A fantastic agile transformation experience with a client in the entertainment business was the inspiration for AGILE SCRUM.

Graffius is a former vice president of a provider of diverse consumer products and services over the Internet including social networking and internet access. Before that, he worked in organizations with businesses ranging from advanced technology products and services to business services, retail, e-commerce, manufacturing, and entertainment. He has experience with consumer, business, reseller, government, and international markets, as well as experience spanning 20 countries.

He lives in Los Angeles, California. Visit

About the book

Title: AGILE SCRUM: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions

Author: Scott M. Graffius

Formats: Paperback and ebook

Pub Date: April 5, 2016 (paperback), May 20, 2016 (ebook)

Publisher: CreateSpace (paperback), Amazon Digital Services (ebook)

Price: Paperback $19.95 US, ebook $4.95 US

Pages: 156

ISBN-13: 978-1533370242 (paperback)

ASIN: B01FZ0JIIY (ebook)

AGILE SCRUM is available in paperback in Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The ebook is for sale in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

To download high-resolution digital images of the book--and for more information on the author and the publication--visit Email

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