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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

Assimilating capabilities

Congratulations! You have made it to the final module of this book. In this third module, you will have a chance to see a side-by-side comparison of the Scrum and Lean-Agile practices presented in this book. But before we start, let me make this one statement to put everything you've read in this book into the proper context for this chapter:

"One size does not fit all!"

In other words, as you read through this final chapter, you should not assume that a methodology that checks off more boxes is better than another. Situation and context are far more important than how many attributes a particular Scrum or Lean-Agile approach includes. Moreover, in your unique situation, you may find it makes more sense to draw ideas from multiple Scrum and Lean-Agile methodologies.

The bottom line is that if a capability is not needed, don't implement it. However, if a capability proves to be useful, not only implement it but improve upon it...