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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

Maintaining flow

From what you have read in Chapter 4, Systems Thinking and Chapter 5, Lean Thinking, you know that Lean is all about keeping the focus on adding value. You also know that means customers do not want to pay for "extras" in the way of non-value added activities, features, and functions. Assuming we have the customer centricity and design thinking parts right, we must also ensure that the flows across our value streams are efficient. Plus, we must implement Lean flows in an agile way. This integration is not as awkward as it might seem.

Agile practices inherently employ iterative development practices to frequently develop Increment of new or enhanced and customer-centric value. Lean development seeks to deliver customer-centric value continuously and efficiently. A Lean-Agile enterprise seeks to integrate these two concepts. In other words, there are Agile-based activities that must be synchronized, coordinated, and integrated to deliver new functionality...