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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

Putting it all together

The Process Blades, Goals, Decision Points, and techniques of the Disciplined Agile toolkit are too numerous to cover in a single chapter. As a result, in this section, we will have a quick and summary overview of how the DA toolkit supports the transformation of teams and organizations through increasing levels of maturity. The remaining sections follow the same pattern of organizing DA Process Blades in the context of DA's associated Inception, Construction, Transition Phases, and Ongoing Processes.

We'll start our discussion on DA Transitions by initiating team-level improvement opportunities, as identified in DA's toolkit as potential Process Goals.

Initiating your DA teams

Building a DA team is a set of activities that occurs in the Inception Phase of Disciplined Agile. The objectives are to find and hire the right people, determine the scope of work, create an initial architectural strategy, and plan for the first release. Research...