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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

Revisiting module one

In module one, you learned how lightweight software development methodologies, mainly created by software engineers, evolved to eliminate many of the problems associated with the traditional linear-sequential practices related to the so-called Waterfall approach. The Agile Manifesto formalized the fundamental values and principles behind the movement to develop less prescriptive and inefficient development methodologies.

Out of all the lightweight development methodologies, the widescale adoption of Scrum made it the de facto Agile standard in the software industry. Nevertheless, many of the software engineering practices that were developed as part of other lightweight development strategies persist in use today. For example, Kent Beck's test-driven development and extreme programming techniques are still widely used.

The Scrum Guide makes it clear that Scrum, as a framework, helps teams and organizations develop, deliver, and sustain complex products...