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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

Determining your way of working

Disciplined Agile is unique among scaled-Agile Scrum and Agile concepts. Its ethos is that teams should have flexibility in choosing their way of working (WOW). We are going to use the WOW acronym a lot in this chapter, and if you decide to continue your studies in DA, you will see the WOW acronym used frequently. If you get stuck trying to understand why DA uses the WOW acronym in a sentence, just remember to interpret the term WOW as way of working and know that DA presents an alternative way of working that team members can evaluate for their use.

Scrum and all of its scaling variants claim not to be formalistic or prescriptive. They are considered frameworks, which means that they serve as a container to enforce the disciplines of empiricism within an iterative and incremental development paradigm. Beyond that, development teams can use whatever practices, methods, and tools they believe will best suit their needs.

The primary caveat to the...