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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

Tooling your WOW

In the previous sections, you were reminded that Scrum and its scaled variants are frameworks, and that DA is considered a toolkit. So you might be wondering what the difference is. DA certainly shares the elements of a framework in that it serves as a container for implementing various Lean–Agile practices. But DA is also a toolkit as it contains listings of useful techniques across common desired process outcomes in the context of product development.

In this sense, the DA toolkit is also a knowledge base of useful techniques. But no matter how many techniques are available, they are only useful if we know when and how to apply them. That is the subject of the next section on the use of Process Goal Diagrams.

Using Process Goal Diagrams

DA teams do not need to memorize all the hundreds of techniques maintained in the DA knowledge base. Instead, they only need to understand how to use the Process Goal Diagrams, as shown in Figure 11.15, to find useful...