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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

Adopting the LeSS Frameworks

In this section, you will learn the LeSS rules and guides associated with LeSS adoptions. These rules and guides make it easier to get started and minimize the opportunities for things to go wrong.

LeSS adoption rules

Many if not most people are afraid of change, particularly when they feel they or their jobs are threatened or if they fear marginalization of their roles and authorities. LeSS adoption rules offer instruction on how to overcome organizational resistance. Specifically, LeSS implements two general rules for LeSS adoption:

  • For a product group, establish the complete LeSS Structure at the start; this is vital for a LeSS adoption.
  • For the larger organization beyond the product group, adopt LeSS evolutionary Go and See to create an organization where experimentation and improvement is the norm.

Based on these LeSS rules, a few things should be quite clear. First, don't attempt to short-change the LeSS adoption. LeSS...