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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

Establishing a solution context

Anyone who has worked in sales understands that customers inherently do not value features and functions. In many cases, the customers may not know why they should value a particular feature or functionality. Instead, what makes those features and functions valuable is the capabilities they provide. In other words, features and functions are collectively part of a solution to some set of needs your customers have.

This book fundamentally is about leveraging Agile and Lean practices to build large and complex products, so I won't bore you with too many details on sales and marketing. But, before we move on, you must understand that customers inherently value things for only a handful of fundamental reasons:

  • The capabilities provided make them more efficient.
  • The capabilities provided support their economic objectives.
  • The capabilities provided make them feel good.
  • The capabilities provided make them look good in front of...