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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

Evaluating best fits

The Nexus Framework is another relative pure extension to the original Scrum Framework, as defined by Ken Schwaber, one of the two co-founders of Scrum, and his associates at Therefore, organizational leaders who are comfortable with adopting the network-oriented organizational structures of Scrum on a large scale will find this approach attractive.

Nexus does not provide prescriptive guidance on how to implement scaled Scrums across organizational value streams. Nor does Nexus provide direct guidance on how to implement scaled Scrum in regulated industries, federal agencies, or non-profits. Nexus was defined by developers for developers. That's not to say Nexus cannot be expanded across all business functions, but the organization is on its own to figure out how.

A Nexus works from one Product backlog, with one responsible Product Owner, and with multiple Scrum Teams working in collaboration to develop a single integrated Increment that...