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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

Becoming SAFe

In this section, you will learn the basic concepts that are the foundations behind SAFe. Scaled Agile, Inc. develops and promotes SAFe as a comprehensive Lean-Agile methodology to achieve business agility. The target market for SAFe includes "the world's largest and most sophisticated software applications, networks, and cyber-physical systems." –

The previous chapter on Disciplined Agile (DA) also presented a Lean-Agile approach to development. However, the focus of DA is on providing structured guidance on potentially useful, but optional, techniques in context with various process goals. In contrast, SAFe's Lean-Agile approach places more focus on how to implement organizational structures and processes to integrate and coordinate teams on a massive scale. For example, where DA implementations start at the single, small team level, SAFe integrates multiple Agile teams...