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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

Breaking down silos with DevOps

DevOps started as a relatively simple strategy to link the efforts of development and operational support organizations through improved communication and collaboration. The early proponents of DevOps advocated a cultural change to break down the silos that separated these organizations. This cultural change helped development teams build and deliver products that were more easily supported and sustained. Also, the collaborations helped ensure that development teams received input from customers on usability and functionality issues that came in through the help desks.

The initial concept of DevOps has evolved in large part due to technology and tool enhancements that not only supported communication and collaboration requirements, but also enabled improvements in IT process integration and automation across the entire product life cycle. As a former business process re-engineering consultant, I liken modern DevOps implementations to the re-engineering...