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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 8 – Scrum@Scale

  1. True or False: The purpose of Scrum@Scale is to extend the original Scrum framework to support the development of large and complex products, processes, services, and systems.
    • True
  2. How many Scrum Teams did the original Scrum Guide anticipate as working in its framework at optimal capacity while maintaining a sustainable pace?
    • One single Scrum Team
  3. What are the two goals of the Scrum@Scale framework?
    • Linear scalability
    • Business agility
  4. The Scrum@Scale framework is described as a network of teams, and operating consistently with the Scrum Guide can address complex adaptive problems, while creatively delivering products of the highest possible value. What type of architecture is this an example of?
    • A scale-free architecture.
  5. What is a business operating system?
    • A standard collection of business processes employed by an entity, be it a government agency, commercial company, or a non-profit.
  6. What are the two cycles within Scrum@Scale?
    • Scrum...