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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


In this chapter, you have learned what it means to become safe in the context of the Scaled Agile Framework. Specifically, you've learned that SAFe integrates Lean and Agile practices to enable business agility on a large scale. This approach represents a massive shift away from traditional hierarchical and functional organizational structures that tend to be bureaucratic. The benefit is improved operational efficiencies and customer focus that may help the entity stay in business.

In this chapter, you have learned how SAFe integrated Lean and Agile concepts within a framework that supports the development of large cyber-physical systems. The objective of SAFe's essential configuration is to leverage a large organization's economies of scale while also achieving enterprise scale business agility.

You've learned that the critical organizational structure of Essential SAFe is the ART, which provides the necessary structure, roles and responsibilities...