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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

Elements of the Large Solution SAFe® configuration

Since the Large Solution SAFe configuration builds upon the foundations of the Essential SAFe configuration, much of the operational and development value stream capabilities are in place. The Large Solution SAFe configuration adds the activities, events, and artifacts necessary to coordinate multiple ARTs toward the vision and goals of the larger solution.

The primary activities of the Large Solution SAFe configuration include developing the Solution Intent, defining and refining the Solution Backlog, and integrating, coordinating, and synchronizing the activities of the underlying ARTs. Let’s start with the Solution Intent.

Building the Solution Intent

SAFe introduces the Solution Intent concept as a repository for storing, managing, and communicating the knowledge of current and intended Solution behavior. Solutions have capabilities that support the needs of their customers. Solution behaviors represent the...