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Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
Book Image

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

Finding context

DA allows disparate teams within the same enterprise to choose their WOW based on situational needs and context-specific choices. This statement means that each team must evaluate their needs and select the techniques that best apply to their situation. Still, if the team members are not aware of the potential solutions to their problems, they'll have to spend time and effort on research to uncover proven and applicable approaches. Moreover, if the team is under pressure to make a decision and move on, they may employ a suboptimal strategy.

The better approach is to have a library or knowledge base of identified practices, placed in context with the types of problems that the development team is likely to face. This context-based knowledge base of potential techniques is the approach that DA takes to help guide team decision making.

In this sense, DA is a toolkit of hundreds of optional methods and tools with decisions and tradeoffs for the team to consider...