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So, What's the Big Deal About Scrum?

A Methodology Handbook for Developers

By André Akinyele

Orange River Books | Distributed by BookBaby | 114 pages | ISBN 9781543965445 | April 16, 2019


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★★★★★ "So, What's the Big Deal About Scrum? André Akinyele made it very easy to understand how the cooperative principles of Scrum really work...thanks to clear descriptions that only use technical jargon when absolutely necessary. The guidebook is definitely written that anyone from any stage of their induction into this field can understand it, and there are also helpful diagrams, when appropriate, to clarify meaning. The chapter structure is well thought-out, with subheadings that will help those actively using the method to find the relevant stage of their project quickly, and the guide covers every imaginable stage in development with the same intricate level of detail. Overall, So What's the Big Deal About Scrum? provides an excellent opening education to anyone interested in a new and productive methodology." — K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite 

About this book

'So, What's the Big Deal About Scrum? A Methodology Handbook for Developers' is designed to help developers and students understand the Scrum method for improving collaborative productivity in app, game, software, and web development. The concepts in this book improve new scope to the field of development when managing projects and product or application development. This book is a concise handbook to understanding and implementing Scrum as a methodology framework in one definitive book and offers everything an app, game, software, and web engineer and/or developer needs to quickly utilize one of the most common methods in industry use. This is the definitive Scrum method handbook for developers, managers, and students as the book explains what it is, how it works, how to implement it, and why you should. Whether you are a developer, project manager, software engineer, IT executive, or student, this book will help you quickly understand the principles and values of utilizing the Scrum methodology.


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Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello

By André Akinyele and Jon O'Bergh

Orange River Books | Distributed by BookBaby | 170 pages | ISBN 9781631927317 | March 31, 2015


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★★★★ “Most of all, Akinyele’s absolute passion for Ndegeocello’s music is endearing, and fans of her work are going to be nodding their heads in recognition…” — SPR Book Review

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“Experienced musicians and passionate Ndegeocello fans will find much of interest…” — Kirkus Reviews

★★★★★ "Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello…its authors do a splendid job of drawing you into their work, whether you are an expert or a novice in the field of contemporary music. I loved André Akinyele’s colourful account of his own life and career as he recounts where he was in the world when each album was released and his enthusiasm and excitement for Ndegeocello’s latest works. Jon O'Bergh presents masterful music journalism to accompany this with full biographical and developmental information about the artist and her craft. Overall, this combination forms a whole world of interesting music and experiences for the reader to step into, and I for one have come away from Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello wanting to explore the artist herself and experience the music." — K.C. Finn, Readers' Favorite


About this book

Musicians and authors André Akinyele and Jon O’Bergh explore one of the most fascinating and creative figures in contemporary music: Multi-Grammy nominated Meshell Ndegeocello. She’s an artist who defies labels and music genres, continually inspiring many with her profound vision. Ndegeocello is a rare breed in the music industry, and has weathered the ups and downs of the business by evolving musically, even against fans' expectations. But, even more, she has also evolved spiritually. She's like an older sister or close relative who you watch growing up right before your very eyes, from crazy and wild to mature and content within herself.


From Ndegeocello's first album Plantation Lullabies to her current Comet, Come To Me, Akinyele and O’Bergh capture the essence of her music from a fan's point of view, contemplating her musical journey that has been the soundtrack to our lives. Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello combines personal reflections and takes the reader inside her music, explaining why she and her music are so powerful and successful.







Multi-instrumentalist, producer, and composer André Akinyele has recorded under the names Marcel and Ajamu Akinyele, exploring multiple music genres. He is the bandleader and bassist of the jazz/funk fusion band Gemini Soul, the vocalist and guitarist for the rock band Looking for Lester, as well as the vocalist and keyboardist for the electronic synth-pop duo Lavender Lush. He is also the co-author of the book Elliptical: The Music of Meshell Ndegeocello.


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