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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 9 – The Nexus Framework

  1. What is the definition of a Nexus?
    • A connection or series of connections linking two or more people or things.
  2. What is the primary objective of Nexus Sprint Planning?
    • To eliminate cross-team dependencies and sequence work to coordinate the integration and testing of individual team deliverables.
  3. What are the six Nexus Events?
    • Refinement, Nexus Sprint Planning, Nexus Sprint Goal, Nexus Daily Scrum, Nexus Sprint Review, and the Nexus Sprint Retrospective.
  4. What are two common Scrum Team work partitioning strategies?
    • Persona outcome-oriented Scrum teams and value area-oriented Scrum teams
  5. What are the five strategies listed for large-scale development efforts?
    • Trunk-based development, continuous integration (CI), automated API-based testing, versioned API management, and code reviews.
  6. What are the Nexus planning visual aids mentioned in this book?
    • Impact maps; cross-team Product Backlog refinement boards; Story mapping; Cross-team...