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Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
Book Image

Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

By: Cecil 'Gary' Rupp

Overview of this book

Scaled Scrum and Lean-Agile practices provide essential strategies to address large and complex product development challenges not addressed in traditional Scrum. This Scrum/ Lean-Agile handbook provides a comprehensive review and analysis of industry-proven scaling strategies that enable business agility on an enterprise scale. Free of marketing hype or vendor bias, this book helps you decide which practices best fit your situation. You'll start with an introduction to Scrum as a lightweight software development framework and then explore common approaches to scaling it for more complex development scenarios. The book will then guide you through systems theory, lean development, and the application of holistic thinking to more complex software and system development activities. Throughout, you'll learn how to support multiple teams working in collaboration to develop large and complex products and explore how to manage cross-team integration, dependency, and synchronization issues. Later, you'll learn how to improve enterprise operational efficiency across value creation and value delivery activities, before discovering how to align product portfolio investments with corporate strategies. By the end of this Scrum book, you and your product teams will be able to get the most value out of Agile at scale, even in complex cyber-physical system development environments.
Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Section 1: Scaling Lightweight Scrum into a Heavyweight Contender
Section 2: Comparative Review of Industry Scaled Agile Approaches
Section 3: Implementation Strategies

Facilitating SoS events

As the organization builds to a level requiring the implementation of an SoS organizational structure, the SoSM and CPOs form into leadership groups. These groups support the scaled versions of SM and PO cycles and their corresponding events.

The Scrum@Scale events correspond to the same types of events outlined in the Scrum Guide. For example, the SoSM facilitates a Scaled Daily Scrum (SDS) meeting, attended by at least one representative from each Scrum Team. As with the Daily Scrum, the SDS is a 15-minute timeboxed event where members discuss team and cross-team impediments and dependencies. Also, recall from the basics of Scrum that impediments and dependencies are directly tied to accomplishing the Sprint Goal.

In the Scrum of Scrum Retrospectives, the Scrum Masters within the SoS get together and discuss and create a plan for improvements for the upcoming Sprint. Different than the Scrum Guide, the Scrum@Scale Guide discusses the act of inspection...