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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

Following the SAFe® Implementation Roadmap

The lower bar on the various SAFe configuration graphics provides links to the topics on the SAFe Core Values, Lean-Agile Mindset, Principles, and Implementation Roadmap ( Except for the Implementation Roadmap, we discussed all these topics in Chapter 10, Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) as part of Essential SAFe. It did not make sense to introduce you to the Implementation Roadmap before you understood the total scope of the Scaled Agile Framework. Now that you do understand the comprehensive nature of SAFe, the value of the Implementation Roadmap becomes apparent.

The SAFe Implementation Roadmap (shown in Figure 13.7) provides detailed guidance on how to incrementally move an organization to implement SAFe across an enterprise successfully. This degree of change doesn’t happen overnight. Full implementation across a large enterprise can take 2 to 3 years. As with scaling Scrum practices, it...