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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


This section concludes the chapter on the DA approach to implementing Lean–Agile practices on a team and organizational level. In this chapter, you have learned that DA is uniquely different in its view that each team within an enterprise should decide their preferred WOW. There are no executive mandates or edicts that should ever override a team's decision as to their preferred choices.

You should have a sound fundamental understanding of how and when to employ DA's six product-development life cycles, and how to access the hundreds of DA techniques in concert with the desired Process Goals and Decision Points. Moreover, you should now have the skills to employ the layers of the DA toolkit to implement the various levels of business agility.

The primary benefit of the DA approach is its flexibility and less dogmatic instructions that might otherwise hinder the acceptance of scaling Lean–Agile practices across the organization.

In the next chapter...