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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


  1. What is the definition of a Nexus?
  2. What is the primary objective of Nexus Sprint planning?
  3. What are the five Nexus events?
  4. What are two common Scrum Team work partitioning strategies?
  5. What are the five strategies listed for large-scale development efforts?
  6. What were the Nexus planning visual aids that were mentioned in this book?
  7. Why are Nexus Daily Scrum meetings held in advance of the Daily Scrum Team meetings?
  8. What are the three methods and tools identified for measuring and judging Sprint velocities?
  9. What is the primary reason Nexus implements a single Nexus Sprint review in lieu of holding multiple Scrum Team product reviews?
  10. What are the steps in the Nexus Sprint retrospective process?