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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

Detecting defects through automation (Jidoka)

The manufacturing concept of Jidoka is the implementation of human intelligence-like capabilities used to constantly monitor production equipment and processes to identify defects. The goal of Jidoka is to quickly identify and isolate any errors or equipment shutdowns to minimize harm so that the issues can be addressed immediately. Jidoka-based systems may also have capabilities to resolve specific issues without human intervention.

The software development equivalent includes CI and testing capabilities. You have already learned about several techniques that improve software testing as part of Agile development practices, so they do not need to be repeated here. However, I will add that Jidoka concepts also apply to network and system performance and security monitoring in an IT operations environment. When networks or systems shut down, their performance is reduced, or their security is compromised, automated systems can discover...