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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 Scrum and Lean-Agile strategies

The previous section provided as contrast to the Scrum and Lean-Agile approaches discussed in this book. This section presents a quick review of the capabilities and value provided by each of the Scrum and Lean-Agile approaches described in this book. We'll also quickly recap what you learned about Systems Thinking and Lean development practices:

  • Scrum implements the foundations of empiricism, frequent iterations, customer-centricity, and incremental delivery of new value across each iteration, but does not provide direction on how to scale Scrum across multiple teams.
  • Systems Thinking provides methods and tools used to evaluate systems that are too complex through the analysis of its parts; that is, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
  • Lean development is a strategy that's continuously improved to eliminate all forms of waste, as viewed from the eyes of our customers. Equally important is the understanding...