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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

Scaling with Large Solution SAFe®

Now that you understand the most fundamental elements of SAFe, as outlined in the Essential SAFe configuration section in the previous chapter, we can now move on to discuss how SAFe scales to support the development of very large solutions spanning software applications, networked systems, and cyber-physical systems. The Large Solution SAFe configuration does not stand alone. It builds on the foundations of the Essential SAFe configuration, but installs additional roles, responsibilities, and elements that enable the implementation of multiple ARTs, all operating in a coordinated fashion to develop much larger and more complex solutions.

Figure 13.1 shows how Large Solution SAFe builds upon the Essential SAFe configuration. In other words, the Large Solution SAFe configuration applies all the same concepts as Essential SAFe, such as solution intent, built-in quality, Agile teams and ARTs, Scrum, Kanban, and other Agile practices: