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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

Chapter 6 – Lean Practices in Software Development

  1. What two aspects of Lean thinking are applicable across industries, government agencies, and non-profit organizations?
    • Value Creation – activities to create a product, service, or result.
    • Value Delivery – activities that support the needs of the customers, such as marketing, sales, order taking, order processing, inventory management, product delivery or fulfillment, and customer support.
  2. Identify common value streams that apply to the software industry.
    • Add value, kaizen, implement visual controls, build in quality, improve knowledge, delay decision making, implement testing automation (jidoka), eliminate mistakes (poka-yoke), eliminate waste, eliminate multi-tasking/task switching, implement gemba (management by walking around), single-piece flows, leveling workloads (heijunka), optimize the whole/eliminate local optimizations, produce just in time, reject unfinished work, and respect people.
  3. Is designing...