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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

Managing investment risks with Portfolio SAFe®

In this section, you will learn how SAFe applies Lean and systems thinking approaches to strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and governance. The goal of Lean Portfolio Management is to align corporate strategy with execution. In other words, we need to make sure the efforts of the organization, spanning the Solution Trains, ARTs, and Agile Teams, support the goals and objectives outlined by the chief executives within the corporate strategy:

Figure 13.4 provides a graphic illustrating the scope of Portfolio SAFe:

Portfolio SAFe configuration:

Lean portfolio management is an important and foundational element to SAFe’s Portfolio configuration, so let’s take a moment to understand what this is all about.

Applying Lean principles to Portfolio Management

Value stream assessments are the responsibility of LPM teams, along with...