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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

Developing core competencies

In the introductory section of this chapter, you learned that SAFe implements 7 core competencies supporting the Lean Enterprise and their 21 dimensions that enable business agility. The SAFe core competencies associated with Essential SAFe include Agile Product Delivery and Team and Technical Agility.

The competency of Agile Product Delivery helps ensure that the organization takes a customer-centric approach to define, build, and release products and services as a continuous flow. The dimensions of Agile Product Delivery include customer centricity, design thinking, developing on cadence while releasing on demand, DevOps, and the continuous delivery pipeline.

The Team and Technical Agility competency implements the skills and Lean-Agile principles and practices that create high-performing Agile teams and Agile release teams that can deliver high-value and high-quality products and solutions for their customers. The dimensions of Team and Technical...