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Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
Book Image

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

Taking the train

SAFe implements Scrum within its framework and shares some of its attributes, such as iterative development practices, incremental deliveries of new value, small teams, and customer centricity. But SAFe also implements modern concepts that are often associated with development operations (DevOps), which ties together development and support functions through closer communication and collaboration, plus automation and integration of product life cycle processes. Together, these capabilities make continuous development and delivery practices possible.

Rather than view the release of new product enhancements as discrete offerings, each with their beginnings and ends, SAFe conceptualizes the ongoing release of new products and enhancements as a part of a continuous delivery pipeline around value streams. SAFe defines value streams as the series of steps that an organization uses to implement Solutions that provide a continuous flow of value to a customer.

The concept...