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Scaling Scrum Across Modern Enterprises

By : Cecil 'Gary' Rupp
Book Image

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

Side-by-side comparison of all assessment criteria

This section provides a quick overview of what we have covered in this chapter, and is especially useful as an executive summary or for those who have skipped ahead and didn't want to run through all the nitty-gritty details. Admit it! Even if you didn't skip ahead to this section, you were probably tempted:

Figure 14.14 – Side-by-side comparison of the previous assessment criteria

The preceding diagram provides a side-by-side comparison of each of the identified Scrum, Scaled Scrum, and Lean-Agile practices across the assessment areas covered in this chapter. The assessment ratings are identified by their respective icons, as identified here:

Core capability

Some guidance/capability

Limited guidance, but extendable

Not applicable

These assessments are admittedly subjective. The highest ratings for each set of assessments ()went to those originating bodies that provide specific...