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Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
Book Image

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 Portfolio SAFe®

The concept of Portfolio Management has its origins in modern portfolio theory (MPT), introduced by economist Harry Markowitz in an essay he wrote in 1952, entitled Portfolio Selection. MPT provides a mathematical framework to analyze a portfolio of assets to maximize the expected returns across identified levels of risk. Markowitz applied his MPT concepts as a risk management strategy to diversify financial assets within a broader investment portfolio. He won a Nobel Prize in Economics for his work in this area.

In a modern context, the word portfolio describes a combination of financial, intellectual, and physical assets held by investors, financial institutions, and business enterprises. Portfolio management is the discipline organizations implement to both select and oversee their investments, in whatever form those investments might take, that is, securities, facilities, property, equipment, technologies, IT systems, supply chain and delivery...