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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

Leveraging LeSS principles, roles, guides, and experimentation

Detailed in their book, Large-Scale Scrum: More with Less, Larman and Vodde describe the LeSS framework as consisting of numerous LeSS rules and LeSS guides. This book will not cover all of them. Instead, you will obtain an understanding of how LeSS works in a generalized sense. For more information, please refer to Larman and Vodde's books and website. In their books and their website (, Larman and Vodde provide a wealth of knowledge on the use of LeSS rules and LeSS guides. Figure 10.1 shows the relationships between LeSS principles, frameworks, guides, and experiments:

Figure 10.1 – LeSS complete picture

The LeSS principles establish the core upon which LeSS is built. The Less and LeSS Huge frameworks are next, establishing the rules and foundations for empiricism and whole-product focus with Scrum on a large scale. The guides potentially extend the rules of the...