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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

Evaluating best fits

In this chapter, you have learned about Large Solutions SAFe configuration and Lean Portfolio Management. Large Solution SAFe offers guidance on organizational structures, roles and responsibilities, events, and artifacts necessary to grow beyond the size of a single ART. Large Solution SAFe only applies to organizations that have multiple Agile Teams containing a total of more than 120 people.

The Large Solution SAFe configuration helps organizations leverage their economies of scale to develop cyber-physical systems with the efficiencies of Agile at the small team level and large-scale efficiencies from Lean Development practices across operational and development value streams. The Large Solution SAFe configuration applies to organizations that build small numbers of very large products (that is, ships, aircraft, or buildings). It also applies to organizations that mass-produce smaller cyber-physical products (that is, self-driving cars, electronic equipment...