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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

Supporting value streams

Each SAFe portfolio contains one or more value streams, and each value stream supports business operations or the development of one or more products or solutions. As you learned in the chapters on Lean, the whole point of having value streams is to eliminate functional or organizational silos that hinder the focus on the delivery of value. Instead, value streams have a singular focus on improving value across a single product or product line.

Operational value streams include the activities and people who support the business of the organization. For example, commercial manufacturing organizations may have teams within the ARTs, or Solution Trains, focused on order entry, finance, legal, human resources, accounting, marketing, sales, product or solution delivery, and support.

In contrast, the development value streams include the activities and people who define, build, test, and release products. Note that the term release in this context does not...