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Scrum Project Management


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Why Scrum? Scrum Basics. Scrum and Conventional Project Management. Complex Program Management. Scrum and Line Management. Scrum and the Waterfall Method. Scrum and Education. Scrum and Six Sigma. Scrum and Systems Engineering Defense-Style. Scrum and Service Industry. Scrum and Hospitals. Outsourced Scrum. The New Age.

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Kim H. ("Vajramanas") Pries has four college degrees: BA History from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), BS Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP, MS Metallurgical Engineering from UTEP, and MS in Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Science from Carnegie Mellon University. In addition to the degrees, he has the following certifications: --APICS Certified Production and Inventory Manager (CPIM) -- American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Reliability Engineer (CRE) Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) Certified Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence (CMQ/OE) Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Mr. Pries worked as a computer systems manager ("IT"), a software engineer for an electrical utility, and a scientific programmer on defense contract. For Stoneridge, Incorporated (SRI), he has worked as: Software manager Engineering services manager Reliability section manager Product integrity and reliability director In addition to this, Mr. Pries provides Six Sigma training for bothUTEPand SRI, cost reduction initiatives for SRI. Mr. Pries is also a founding faculty member of Practical Project Management. Additionally, in concert with Mr. Quigley, Mr. Pries is the co-founder and principal with Value Transformation, LLC, a training, testing, cost improvement, and product development consultancy. Mr. Pries is also a lay monk in the Soto tradition of Zen Buddhism and functions as an Ino for the Zen Center of Las Cruces. Mr.Pries's first book was Six Sigma for the Next Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook, now in a second edition as Six Sigma for the New Millennium: A CSSBB Guidebook, Second Edition (ASQ Quality Press). E-mail Mr. Pries at Jon M. Quigley has three college degrees: BS Electronic Engineering Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, MBA in Marketing, and an MS in Project Management from City University of Seattle. In addition to the degrees, he has the following certifications: -- Project Management Institute Project Management Professional (PMP) -- International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) Certified Tester Foundation Level (CTFL) In addition to the degrees and certifications, Mr. Quigley has a number of patents and awards: US Patent Award 6,253,131 Steering wheel electronic interface US Patent Award 6,130,487 Electronic interface and method for connecting the electrical systems of truck and trailer US Patent Award 6,828,924 Integrated vehicle communications display US Patent Award 6,718,906 Dual scale vehicle gauge US Patent Award 7,512,477 Systems and Methods for Guiding Operators to Optimized Engine Operation US Patent Award 7,629,878 Measuring Instrument Having Location Controlled Display US Published Patent Application 20090198402 Method and system for operator interface with a diesel particulate filter regeneration system Volvo-3P Technical Award for global IC05 Instrument cluster project 2005 Volvo Technology Award for global IC05 Instrument cluster project April 200 Mr. Quigley has worked within a variety of capacities within the new product development organizations: Embedded Product Development Engineer (hardware and software) Product Engineer Test Engineer Project Manager Electrical and Electronic Systems Manager Verification and Test Manager In addition to his work at Volvo 3P in Greensboro, he is a founding member of Practical Project Management, an online project management training organization. In concert with Mr. Pries, Mr. Quigley is co-founder and principal with Value Transformation, LLC, training, testing, cost improvement and product development consultancy. E-mail Mr. Quigley at Collectively, Mr. Pries and Mr. Quigley are the authors of the books Project Management of Complex and Embedded Systems: Ensuring Product Integrity and Program Quality, and Testing of Complex and Embedded Systems (Taylor & Francis). Additionally, they have authored numerous magazine articles and presentations at product development conferences about various aspects of product development and project management. Embedded Systems Design Product Design and Development Embedded Design News (EDN) Software Test and Performance (STP) Electronics Weekly (online) DSP Design Line (online) Design Reuse (online) All Business (online) Quality magazine (online) Automotive Design Line and Automotive Design Line Europe (online) Project Magazine (online) Tech Online India (online) Embedded Design India (online) Additional information about Mr. Pries, Mr. Quigley and Value Transformation, LLC can be found at There you will find areas to ask the authors questions and exchange ideas about product development.

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