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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 two

In module two, you learned that multiple variants of Scrum evolved to address the needs to scale agile structures and practices across both large products and enterprise deployment needs. This module presented four relatively pure but scaled extensions to the original Scrum Framework, and two Lean-Agile based extensions to Scrum.

Staying true to Scrum

As a group, Scrum-of-Scrums (SoS), Scrum@Scale, the Nexus Framework, and Large-Scale Scrum (LeSS) all address Scrum scaling issues but do not stray too far from the original concepts employed in Scrum. They all retain Scrum's roots in empiricism and Scrum's minimalist rules, roles, responsibilities, artifacts, and events.

The SoS approach is Schwaber's and Sutherland's original concept of how to scale Scrum across multiple teams working in collaboration to develop a single product. Except for having Scrum Team members serve as Ambassadors in order to help coordinate cross-team activities...