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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

Riding on the Solution Train

The Solution Train is an organizational structure that SAFe implements to support the development and delivery of large and complex solutions. A Solution Train consists of multiple Agile Release Trains operating in a coordinated fashion toward a standard set of business and product objectives. Also, the Solution Training coordinates the activities of external suppliers and partners who contribute to the solution objectives.

The Solution Train aligns the activities of the ARTs to support a shared business and technology mission. The Solution Train implements a shared solution Vision, Backlog, and Roadmap, and aligns the arts to work within the same PI cadence.

Large and complex solutions within SAFe are often described as a system of systems. For example, whether we are building autonomous automobiles, ships, aircraft, or the systems that support a commercial insurance company or healthcare provider, the more extensive solutions integrate any number...