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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

Building unanimity through options

Years ago, I had the opportunity to lead a corporate professional services development organization that had the responsibility of developing a standard set of IT-based professional consulting services offerings. The professional services supported business process improvements relevant to our retail and banking clients, plus we had to design the services so that they supported delivery on an international scale. The products of our corporate business consulting services development team were information artifacts related to methods and tools. These enabled the company's 4,000 consultants to deliver IT-based professional services with consistently and at a high level.

Operating across nearly 100 countries, each Country Manager, in effect, ran their consulting practices independently. The loosely coupled organizational structure made it very challenging to build consensus in anything. But I also quickly learned that preferences in methods...