"Agile Scrum" is First Place Winner in the 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards ― Informational Category
30 January 2017 by Scott M. Graffius - filed in Agile Scrum Guide | Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions
The 2017 Feathered Quill Book Awards recognized author Scott M. Graffius' title, Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions, as the gold/first-place award winner in the Informational (Business) category. The competition is open to works from small, medium, large, and independent presses as well as self-published authors. The judging panel was comprised of industry professionals including authors, reviewers, editors, and literary publicists. Winners were selected based on multiple factors including book cover art, ability to engage the reader, layout and design, illustrations, editorial quality, and production excellence.
Thank you to the technical editors on the book, Chris Hare and Colin Giffen.
Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions is available in digital and print formats at Amazon. For more on the book, see the digital media kit at agilescrumguide.com.
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08 January 2017 by Scott M. Graffius - filed in Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ at CES 2017 | CES | Scott M. Graffius | Agile Scrum Guide
Scott M. Graffius of Exceptional PPM and PMO Solutions™ had consulting engagements with a division of a global entertainment business. A fantastic agile transformation experience and result with that client was the inspiration for Scott's book for innovators, disruptors and entrepreneurs — Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions. This is a post about Scott's attendance at the 50th anniversary of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Here are a few highlights.
CES 2017 was a sort of a car show within a tech show. For example, there was Faraday Future’s FF91 — a 1,050 horsepower electric prototype with plenty of smart features. It is reported to go from 0 to 60 MPH in 2.39 seconds. Production is set to start in 2018.
Connected cars were a big trend. And the companies working behind the scenes — on features such as autonomous driving and voice-assist — shared the focus. Nvidia is working on technology that would enable cars to read your lips. Mobileye's cameras help cars get a sense of what is happening all around them.
Beyond cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) was present with connected products such as washing machines, coffee makers, and more. And there was coverage on wearables and VR.