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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

Defining roles and responsibilities

SAFe installs three sets of roles and responsibilities across the various SAFe configurations. The Essential SAFe configuration is unique in that there are two sets of identified roles and responsibilities. One groups operations at the small Agile team level, while the other operates at the product level.

Essential SAFe introduces the minimum number of roles and responsibilities required to implement SAFe within an organization. These roles include Agile teams, PO, Scrum Master, RTE, system architects/engineering, product management, and business owners. You will learn the roles and responsibilities in the next subsection.

The Essential SAFe configuration implements its seven roles conceptually across three levels. Three roles span the Agile team level, three other roles support the ART level, and Business Owner informs the other groups regarding the scope and priorities of the product or solution under development.

Conceptualizing essential...