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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

Chapter 11: Disciplined Agile

So far, you have learned how Scrum evolved to support Agile practices at the team level, as well as the importance of systems thinking and Lean development practices to reduce complexity and improve efficiencies. You have also learned a good bit about the leading Scrum-based practices that provide extensions to scale Scrum across multiple teams, if not on an enterprise scale. Now we are going to turn our attention to the first of three approaches that extend the original Scrum framework with systems thinking, DevOps, Lean–Agile, and portfolio-management practices. This approach is called Disciplined Agile (DA).

As implemented by DA, systems thinking helps organizations to look at complex products and organizational structures as an integrated whole, and not the sum of their parts. Systems thinking prevents local optimizations that work against system-level functionality and performance. DA's implementation of Lean–Agile practices...