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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

Chapter 9: The Nexus Framework

The Nexus Framework is the latest update to Scrum from Ken Schwaber and his company He has published a Nexus™ Guide (The Definitive Guide to Scaling Scrum with Nexus: The Rules of the Game, published January 2018. as a complement to the original Scrum Guide that he and Jeff Sutherland wrote and still maintain. The objective of the Nexus Framework is to provide additional information on how to develop and sustain scaled product and software delivery initiatives.

In this chapter, we're going to cover the following main topics:

  • Building on Scrum
  • Reviewing the Nexus Framework
  • Learning the basics of Nexus
  • Conducting a Nexus Sprint
  • Getting into the details
  • Establishing value
  • Extending Scrum to form a Nexus
  • Evaluating best fits

Let's get started.