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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 12 – Essential Scaled-Agile Framework (SAFe®)

  1. What is the target market/audience for the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)?
    • The world's largest and most sophisticated software applications, networks, and cyber-physical systems
  2. Companies that embrace SAFe tend to have what characteristics?
    • Produce the world's largest and most sophisticated software applications, networks, and cyber-physical systems.
  3. What is a primary competitive advantage that large enterprises can take advantage of within their industries?
    • Economies of sale
  4. How has competition changed for existing, large enterprises?
    • Many existing companies face disruption within their industries from smaller, more Agile entities that have leveraged advanced digital technologies to gain competitive advantage.
  5. What is the primary purpose of Essential SAFe?
    • Provides the enabling infrastructure to establish Lean-Agile practices in development activities involving 50 to 120 people, and the foundations...