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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

Remaining Large Scale SAFe® artifacts

In the previous section, we learned that the Large Solution SAFe configuration includes five additional artifacts. Let’s take a closer look at the purpose of each of these artifacts.

  • Milestones: Help Solution Trains track progress toward the achievement of specific goals and events—SAFe implements three types of milestones: PI Milestones, Fixed-Date Milestones, and Learning Milestones.
  • Shared Services: Provide individuals with specialized skills to augment the resources of the ARTs or Solution Trains. However, the shared services personnel do not get assigned as dedicated or full-time resources. They augment resources, and the trains need to plan to coordinate the use of shared services personnel on an as-needed basis.
  • Communities of Practices (CoPs): Organized groups of people who have a common interest in a specific technical or business domain. They get together frequently to share information, improve or...