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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

Defining Portfolio SAFe® roles and responsibilities

Portfolio SAFe breaks the defined three-role pattern found in the Essential SAFe and Large Solution SAFe configurations. As part of the LMP Team, the Portfolio SAFe configuration implements two additional roles and responsibilities, Epic Owners and the Enterprise Architect. In addition, the LPM team includes the Business Owners of the products. We’ve already discussed the role of Business Owners, as their primary duties support the products at the level of the Essential SAFe configuration. But, let’s take a quick look at the roles and responsibilities of the LPM team as a whole, and the Epic Owners and Enterprise Architect. Information on Portfolio SAFe® roles and responsibilities is provided in the article at

The LPM team

As noted in the previous section, there is a team of individuals who support SAFe’s portfolio management configuration...