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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

Chapter 2 – Scrum Beyond Basics

  1. Who are the originators of the Scrum framework?
    • Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland
  2. The foundations of the Scrum framework are based upon which theory?
    • Empirical process control theory
  3. How many roles are there in Scrum, and what are they?
    • Three roles; Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Developers
  4. What are the three pillars of empirical process control?
    • Transparency, inspection, and adaptation.
  5. Is it OK to add the role of Project Manager in Scrum? (Yes or No)
    • No
  6. What are the Scrum Events?
    • The Sprint – a timeboxed development iteration that delivers Incremental value.
    • Sprint Planning – builds the Sprint Goal and defines the Sprint Backlog.
    • Daily Scrum – short daily team meeting to discuss what was accomplished, what impediments exist, and what is planned to be accomplished over the next 24 hours.
    • Sprint Review – a demo to customers, users, and other stakeholders to obtain feedback on new features and to obtain...