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Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
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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

Building healthy organizations

Though neither Scrum nor Scrum@Scale subscribe directly to Lean development practices, they all place a premium on adding value, as defined in the eyes of the customer, which is the primary reason for their existence. Customers pay our bills and give the organization purpose.

The iterative and incremental approach to Scrum-based development provides frequent opportunities to build new capabilities, obtain client feedback, and use their inputs to refine the product going forward. At its core, the empirical process control mechanisms of Scrum provide an experimental or trial and error approach that helps guide the organization to build the right products, for the right customers, at the right time.

Scrum@Scale retains the original Scrum values of openness, courage, focus, respect, and commitment. Empiricism, established on the three pillars of transparency, inspection, and adaptation, is not possible without adherence to these values. Information...