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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


  1. What does WOW mean in DA, and why is it important?
  2. What are the components of establishing a Lean and Agile mindset in DA?
  3. What are the essential DA team-level Roles?
  4. Within a DA team of teams, cross-team integration, dependency, and coordination activities mimic what type of organizational structure?
  5. What types of leadership teams support large team and program-level DA implementations?
  6. What are the six types of product life cycles promoted by DA?
  7. How do Continuous Delivery: Agile and Lean product life cycles differ from their Lean and Agile counterparts?
  8. What are the components of a Process Goal Diagram?
  9. What are the four layers of the DA toolkit?
  10. How are the Process Blades, Goals, Decision Points, and techniques of the DA toolkit organized?