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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

Installing executive leadership

Recall from its previous introduction in the preceding diagram that the S@S Framework components show two cycles that create flow around their related components. One of the flows is the Scrum Master cycle, while the other flow is the Product Owner cycle. The EAT sits at the center of the SM cycle, while the Executive MetaScrum Team (EMT) sits at the center of the Product Owner cycle.

The executive level teams sit above the SoS or SoSoS – or whatever level of scale is reached by the S@S organization – to support the teams at an executive management level of authority. The primary thing to remember is that S@S implements one set of executive leaders to support the Scrum teams, and another set to support the Product Owners.

The EAT, sitting at the center of the SM cycle, focuses on the implementation and development of knowledge, resources, skills, and processes to develop and deliver high-value products. The EMT also works to eliminate...