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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

Evaluating best fits

The Essential SAFe configuration provides the information you need to get started with a SAFe implementation, although some organizations may never grow beyond the Essential SAFe configuration. Essential SAFe coordinates and integrates the activities of multiple yet small Agile teams across both value creation and value delivery activities. Specifically, the Essential SAFe configuration provides the organizational structures, roles, events, and artifacts that help direct customer-centric and value-adding activities across the Agile teams.

The ART structure of Essential SAFe facilitates the guidance of multiple Agile teams spanning 50 to 125 people. The ART structure supports product development or value stream activities, depending on the size and complexity of the products under development. Large products may require multiple ARTs to coordinate and integrate all the work. In such cases, the ARTs typically align with development and operational value streams...