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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

Reviewing the Nexus Framework refers to Nexus as a process framework that allows multiple Scrum Teams to work in collaboration to build integrated increments. The practices within Nexus are consistent with the original Scrum practices, but more attention is paid to eliminating dependencies and facilitating interoperation between the Scrum Teams.

Figure 9.1 – Nexus™ Framework for scaling Scrum

The preceding diagram shows the events and artifacts associated with the Nexus Framework. By now, you should be able to quickly see that the Nexus Framework is conceptually similar to the original Scrum Framework. This is intentional as the goal of Nexus is to extend Scrum practices, not replace them.

The Nexus Framework provides new roles, artifacts, and events. However, for the most part, Nexus roles, events, and artifacts inherit the purpose and attributes of their corresponding Scrum roles, events, and artifacts, as documented in The Scrum...