How did you know you wanted to be an author? As a consultant, I help organizations transform their ideas and strategic objectives into reality through world-class project, program, portfolio and PMO management including agile, traditional and hybrid frameworks. During engagements with a client in the entertainment business, we implemented changes which successfully transformed the organization. Their results included greater flexibility, faster project delivery time, higher satisfaction, and more. That experience was the inspiration for the book, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions. I released the publication to provide those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software development or technology management with a roadmap to easily and quickly implement Scrum, the most popular agile project development and delivery framework. Agile Scrum helps technical and business teams deliver products and services with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement—which drives competitive advantage.
What is your advice for aspiring authors? My top three suggestions for new writers are:
1. Write what you know about and love
2. Write something every day.
3. When writing your first draft, don’t edit, just write. (After completing the first draft, then review and refine the content to ensure it is clear, effective, and mistake-free. That process may take many cycles.)
Do you have any writing rituals or practices? I’ve found that the following practices are beneficial.
Slice the work into small time segments. Writing for at least 30 minutes each day, for example, makes the task more do-able.
Ensure the environment supports productive work. Don’t let your phone or other devices interrupt your writing.
Don’t multitask. Studies have found that multitasking reduces the quality of your work. If you’d like to read more on this topic, you can visit https://hbr.org/2010/12/you-cant-multi-task-so-stop-tr, https://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2014/10/08/multitasking-damages-your-brain-and-career-new-studies-suggest/#2c2e8d5d56ee, and https://workplacepsychology.net/2011/04/04/multitasking-doesnt-work/.
What message to you want readers to remember? Scrum is an agile framework for completing projects. It was first established for software development projects, but it also works well for other types of work. Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions provides those interested or involved in innovation, project management, product development, software development or technology management with an authoritative roadmap to easily and quickly implement Agile Scrum. It helps technical and business teams deliver products in short cycles with rapid adaptation to change, fast time-to-market, and continuous improvement—which drives competitive advantage.
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