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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

Best fits

Disciplined Agile is in the same category as the Scaled-Agile Framework (SAFe) in terms of its comprehensive scope and broader inclusion of Lean–Agile concepts. These Lean-Agile strategies are much more comprehensive in scope than the pure Scrum-based frameworks of Scrum of Scrums (SOS), Scrum@Scale, Nexus, and large-scale Scrum (LeSS). In some ways, with its expansive lists of Decision Points and techniques, DA is a broader and more comprehensive approach to implementing Lean–Agile practices than SAFe. Still, on the other hand, their emphasis is different.

Both DA and SAFe extend the empiricism of Scrum with the application of systems thinking, Lean development, and business agility on an enterprise scale, not just limited to software and systems development. As a result, both methodologies encompass the Lead Development concepts of integrating value-creation and value-delivery functions to enable business agility. Moreover, both approaches address the issues...