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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


In this chapter, you learned that all the scaled Scrum and Lean-Agile approaches have something to offer and that the assimilation of situationally useful techniques across disciplines will make you a better Agilist. You learned that the discovering useful techniques that add value and then improving upon them is a fundamental concept in both Scrum and Lean-Agile development.

You also learned that having multiple methods and tools as options is not a bad thing. Not every practice is optimal or even practical in every situation. Knowing how to find the available scaled Scrum and Lean-Agile practices, as well as how to use them situationally, is the primary skill you have gained from reading this book.

This chapter provided a comparative analysis for you to assess the scaled Scrum and Lean-Agile disciplines in situational contexts, both in narrative and tabular formats. You now have the knowledge and skills to apply these practices to your sometimes unique, and other times...