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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

Selecting based on context

Revisiting the initial section on Assimilating capabilities, it's not fair to state one method or another is more robust or better than another. All of the practices described in this book are comprehensive in terms of their scope and capabilities but evolved to address different needs and purposes. No one should be calling someone else's baby ugly. Please read this section from this perspective – context is everything.

This section provides a series of tabular information that evaluates the application of each of the Scrum and Lean-Agile approaches in a particular situation or context. The contextual situations presented include the following:

  • Implementation of the Scrum Framework
  • Implementation of Systems Thinking
  • Implementation of Lean development
  • Guidance on business drivers
  • Overcoming cultural influences
  • Software development practices rules, guides, and techniques
  • Implementation of portfolio management...