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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


In this chapter, you have learned how the LeSS approach implements Scrum at scale in the development of Large Products. The LeSS framework provides the structure to manage between three and eight Scrum teams, while LeSS Huge provides the structure necessary to manage eight or more teams.

Beyond the addition of Requirements Areas in LeSS Huge, LeSS does not try to change the basic roles, artifacts, and events of Scrum. Rather the goal is to maintain the simplicity of Scrum at scale. Adding complexity through new roles, artifacts, and events or maintaining hierarchical and bureaucratic organizational structures are antithetical to the values and principles of Agile, and not in alignment with the goal to create an innovative organization.

You have learned that LeSS implements a series of LeSS rules and LeSS guides. LeSS rules are minimal though prescriptive to ensure the organization stays true to the LeSS philosophies of scaling Scrum with minimal changes to the original...